Catalog Archive
Auction 172, Lot 487

"Prospect, Grundris und Gegent der Konigl. Schwed. Vestung Stralsund, wie Solche den 15 July Ao. 1715...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Stralsund, Germany

Period: 1737 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19 inches
57.9 x 48.3 cm
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This map depicts the town of Stralsund in northern Germany as besieged by the Danish & Prussian armies on July 15, 1715. Meticulous troop placements surround the city under siege in one of the many attempts to take it by foreign invaders. An inset at the left also describes various ship operations approaching Peenemunde. Under the map lies an expansive view of Stralsund, framed on both sides by allegorical figures. The map was prepared by Daniel Heer.


Condition: A

A fine impression with contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with a short edge tear in the bottom blank margin that has been archivally repaired on verso. There are remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/17/2019