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Auction 174, Lot 499

"Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio. Teutschland", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Europaeum...

Color: Black & White

14.5 x 10.7 inches
36.8 x 27.2 cm
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This map of the German Empire covers present-day Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, and parts of Poland and Hungary. The map is densely engraved with information on political boundaries, towns, rivers, and topography. The decorative cartouche features a cherub, grapes, and other fruits.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.MERI-2b #2.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright watermarked sheet with a pair of wormholes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/11/2019