Auction 161, Lot 566

"S.R. Imp. Comitatus Hanau proprie sic dictus, cum singulis suis praefecturis; ut et Comit. Budingen et Nidda comreliqua Wetteravia et vicinis Regionibus", Homann, Johann Christoph

Subject: Western Germany, Hanau

Period: 1728 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 19.2 inches
56.6 x 48.8 cm

Very detailed map that features the walled and fortified city of Frankfurt. Large inset at top "Prospect der Stadt Hanau gegen Mittag anzusehen" is a fine bird's-eye panorama of the fortified town. A legend locates and names 21 important buildings in Hanau. Title cartouche is surrounded by mythological figures including Mercury. Engraved by A. Schneider.

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Condition: A

A bright, clean sheet with original color and a soft horizontal crease.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/8/2017

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