Auction 160, Lot 62

"Germaniae Aliorumque Quorundam Locorum Europae Poliometria / Richtige Anzeige wie weit die Hampt-Orte in Deutschland", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.9 x 18.4 inches
55.6 x 46.7 cm

This unusual thematic chart shows the traveling distances from various European cities in a style that is still used today. The densely engraved chart includes two scales to show the traveling distances. The chart also gives the distance to select cities outside of Europe including Jerusalem and London. There are over 200 cities included. The huge title cartouche incorporates a complex vignette of human activities and a large shell holding the title.

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Condition: A

Overall excellent impression and color with minor soiling in the blank margins. This example has been trimmed to the neatline and completely remargined - likely done shortly after the time of publication for a composite atlas.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/16/2016

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