Catalog Archive
Auction 171, Lot 471

"Riga wie es A.o 1700 aus dem Polnischen Lager Comuniciert Worden", Bodenehr, Gabriel

Subject: Riga, Latvia

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Force d'Europe...

Color: Black & White

7.9 x 6.2 inches
20.1 x 15.7 cm

This exquisitely engraved plan shows Riga and its fortifications along the Daugava River (Duna Stroom). A smaller fortification labeled Kober Schantz appears on the opposite bank. A key in an ornate cartouche at bottom left identifies key locations, including the castle and notable churches. German text in the left margin provides historical context.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOD-13a #152.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a sheet with a jester watermark and minor scattered foxing that is mostly concentrated along the sheet's edges, with just a few spots in map image.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $65

Closed on 2/6/2019