Auction 170, Lot 482

"Accurater Grundriss und Prospect der Kon. Schwed. Reichs. u. Hauptstadt Stockholm...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Stockholm, Sweden

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19 inches
57.7 x 48.3 cm

This plan of Stockholm shows great detail of streets, gardens, fortifications, and even an animal park at bottom right. Numerous ships, some engaged in battle, are depicted near Riddarholmen. A compass rose orients north to the left. A lettered key identifies over 25 locations. At top is a decorative title cartouche featuring Cybele, the goddess of towns, a lion symbolizing Sweden, and weaponry. The map is further adorned with a unique distance scale depicted on a stone structure surrounded by people from the region.

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Condition: A

A fine impression on a watermarked sheet with one tiny spot along the lower centerfold.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Unsold

Closed on 11/14/2018

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