Auction 92, Lot 264

"Tabula Bergarum as Zoman Stenbergae", Pitt, Moses

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
21 x 8.7 inches
53.3 x 22.1 cm

Map of the cities Bergen op Zoom and Steenbergen, both located in the Province of Brabant close to the Belgian border. This is a wonderfully detailed map showing the fortifications, farms and forests. It shows the armies marching on the roads leading to Bergen op Zoom and another force approaching Rovers Fort in a fleet of tiny boats. Inset of "Castra Pinfii". Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and weaponry surrounding the key to the map. A scarce map, due to the financial bankruptcy of Moses Pitt who was only able to complete 4 volumes of an ambitious project for a world atlas.

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Condition: A

Couple of tiny tears in margins.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/13/2000

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