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MOLL, Herman.

A New Map of Germany, Hungary, Transilvania &c the Suisse…

Published: London. [1712] c1730

Stock code: 66087

Price: £800

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Herman Moll produced a wonderfully detailed and informative map of the German Empire, highlighting among other things; the route taken, and the battles fought by John Churchill, during his battles and campaigns during the Spanish War of Succession in 1704. Moll dedicates this fine map to him. ‘To his Grace Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Mindelheim &c..’ Moll features a flattering cartouche depicting him astride his horse crushing his military adversaries beneath him. The top right corner features a large cartouche of ‘The General Diet of the Empire or its Parliament, with the order of its different Colleges’. It shows a gathering of princes of the empire, ecclesiastical figures of the empire sitting opposite each other together with and the assorted electors of Germany seated in the background. In the foreground sits a gathering of all the deputies of the towns of The Rhine and of Swabia.

2 sheets joined. Size: 615 x 1020 mm. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour. Some skilful paper restoration to map folds and to worm holes. Very good condition.

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