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Auction 174, Lot 500

"Germania Antiqua", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1703 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 16 inches
53.1 x 40.6 cm
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This elegantly engraved map covers Germany, parts of present-day France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and northern Italy. It shows the various tribes, towns, and ancient divisions of the region. There is a strapwork title cartouche at bottom left and two distance scales in a cartouche at top left.


Condition: B+

On a sheet with contemporary outline color and a watermark of a Maltese cross surrounded by rosary beads. There is light toning around the centerfold at bottom, a few small light spots, and a short tear in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/11/2019