Ancient Art Antiquities

Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris'. Ancient Upper Saxony. ZOLLMANN/HOMANN c1735 map

Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris'. Ancient Upper Saxony. ZOLLMANN/HOMANN c1735 map
Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris'. Ancient Upper Saxony. ZOLLMANN/HOMANN c1735 map

Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris'. Ancient Upper Saxony. ZOLLMANN/HOMANN c1735 map    Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris'. Ancient Upper Saxony. ZOLLMANN/HOMANN c1735 map

Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris ut status ipsius antiquissimus suit per secula Xpriora sc post Chr. Nat ad Ann 1000 usque ex historiae Sax. Monumentis compilatus, et geographice designatus per Fridericum Zollmannum in publicum emisus ab Homannianis Heredibus. Norib A 1732 cum Privil.

[The Duchy of Upper Saxony (Sachsen) as it was in ancient times before the 10th century]. Decorative antique eighteenth century atlas map, printed on thick paper, with original colouring and wide margins, c1735. Title of map:'Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris ut status ipsius antiquissimus suit per secula Xpriora sc post Chr. The image below shows an enlarged cross section from the centre of the map to show the level of printed detail.

This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below. Decorative title cartouche surrounded by images of pagan and Slavic gods, including Flins, Swantewith, Radegast and Zernibog (Chernobog) - whose effigy is being pulled down. Another effigy is being destroyed in the vignette adjacent to the title, presumably symbolising the rejection of pagan beliefs and the advent of Christianity during the dark ages. IMAGE SIZE: Approx 53.0 x 61.5cm, 20.75 x 24.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Friedrich Zollmann; Homann heirs. PROVENANCE: Published by Homann Heirs, Nuremberg. TYPE: Decorative antique eighteenth century atlas map, printed on thick paper, with original colouring and wide margins. VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain.

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Slightly creased in the bottom margin, otherwise very good. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions.

It is not a modern copy. The term'original' when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique.

Print' means any image created by applying an inked block to paper or card under pressure by any method including wood engraving, steel engraving, copperplate, wood cut and lithography. REMARKS: FRANCE: Gravures et Cartes anciennes. DEUTSCHLAND: Alte Lankarten und Stadt ansichten.

ITALIA: Stampe e Mappe antiche. ESPAÑA: Mapas antiquos y impresiones antiguas. The item "Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris'. ZOLLMANN/HOMANN c1735 map" is in sale since Sunday, March 19, 2017.

This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "richben1066" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Source (Media Type): Book
  • Size: Approx 53.0 x 61.5cm, 20.75 x 24.25 inches
  • Provenance/Origin: Please scroll down - see detail below
  • Original/ Repro: Original
  • Date Printed: c1735
  • Original/Reproduction: Original (defined below-doesn't imply uniqueness)
  • Item condition: Good- please read full description below
  • Verso: There is nothing on the reverse, which is plain


Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris'. Ancient Upper Saxony. ZOLLMANN/HOMANN c1735 map    Ducatus Saxoniae Superioris'. Ancient Upper Saxony. ZOLLMANN/HOMANN c1735 map