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Auction 159, Lot 485


"Imperium Romano-Germanicum in Suos Circulos Elect. et Status Suma Cura et Stud Divisum...", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 7.8 inches
26.2 x 19.8 cm
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Handsome and very detailed map of Central Europe depicting the Holy Roman Empire. At the height of the empire it contained most of the territory of today's Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Slovenia, as well as eastern France, northern Italy and western Poland. The map is decorated with an allegorical cartouche featuring the angel of Fame, a soldier, and a lion holding a banner with the motto "Unione et observantia legum," which translates as "union and observance of laws." Engraved by Tobias Lotter.


Condition: B+

A dark impression with original color and light soiling. Trimmed close to neatline at top, as issued.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/14/2016