Catalog Archive
Auction 180, Lot 507

"Prospect und Grundris der Keiserl Freyen Reichs und Ansee Stadt Bremen samt Ihrer Gegend", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Bremen, Germany

Period: 1716 (circa)

Publication: Neuer Atlas uber die Gantze Welt

Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 19 inches
57.4 x 48.3 cm
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This is a superb chart of the city of Bremen and the surrounding small villages with particular emphasis on the many rivers and canals in the area. At bottom is a panoramic view of Bremen surrounded by two allegorical scenes representing the city's importance to trade in the region. On the right is an open atlas showing Greenland and Spitzbergen in Norway, alluding to the possessions of the Hanse. Above the view is a coat-of-arms of the city. The legend in the upper left corner identifies 33 locations.


Condition: B+

Full contemporary color in the map and later color in the view and decorative elements. There is light foxing, toning along the edges of the sheet, and a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom. Trimmed at bottom by the bookbinder with partial loss of the neatline.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/18/2020