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Auction 185, Lot 523

"Germania Antiqua", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1641 (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. Dated 1641 but published in 1667.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V [109].

Condition: A

A sharp impression with contemporary outline color and later color in the cartouche, on a bright sheet with a large coat of arms watermark. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold and very minor dampstains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $190 - $220


Closed on 11/17/2021