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Auction 179, Lot 506

"Regnum Borussiae Gloriosis Auspiciis Serenissimi et Potentissimi Princ: Friderici III...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1716 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 18.9 inches
56.6 x 48 cm
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This is a very beautiful map due to the highly decorative title cartouche filling the Baltic Sea. The map covers the northern portion of Poland (Gdansk south to Torun) and the Baltic coast, Konigsburg (Kaliningrad) into Lithuania. It is highly detailed throughout with roads, cities, and towns. The title cartouche features a portrait of Frederick III, King of the Prussian dynasty, surrounded by an elaborate allegorical scene of his coronation in 1701.

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Condition: B+

A crisp impression with closed short centerfold separations at top and bottom. There are some minor edge tears, including one that just enters the map image at top left, have been repaired on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/16/2020

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