Lot 414 of 541:
Rare plan of Prague c.1820  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$390
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Grundriss Der Kais. Königl. Hauptstadt Prag im Königreich Böhmen
Author:
Berka, Johann, engraver
Place:
[Prague]
Publisher:
Schönfeldische Officin
Date:
[c.1820]
Description:

Copper-engraved map/plan, hand-colored (likely later). 52.7x47.2 cm (10¾x18½"), framed under plexiglass.

Very uncommon plan of Prague, in what is now the Czech Republic, with a detailed key of the town to the left. The title roughly translates as "Ground Plan of the Imperial and Royal Capital of Prag in the Kingdom of Bohemia." The key lists churches, monasteries and other locations in areas of Old Town, New Town and Hradschin as well as surrounding fields, roads and the Moldau River.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some old, mild creasing and perhaps a few neat repairs, very good or better, not examined out of frame but clearly not laid down.
 
Item number:
273129
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