Lot 213: (BERLIN.) Schmidt, J.M.F. Historischer Atlas von Berlin, in VI Grundrissen nach gleichem Maasstabe; von 1415 bis 1800.
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (BERLIN.) Schmidt, J.M.F. Historischer Atlas von Berlin, in VI Grundrissen nach gleichem Maasstabe; von 1415 bis 1800. Six engraved mapsheets. Oblong folio, 17x23 inches, original stiff brown paper wrappers, printed paper title label on upper cover, foot of spine with some separation; lightest of toning and minimal spotting, slight chipping to maps at fore-edge where extended beyond covers. Berlin: Simon Schropp & Comp., 1835
Notes: Scarce atlas illustrating the geographic development of Berlin from the late middle ages through the turn of the nineteenth century. The present copy varies by comparison to that of the Landesbibliothek Berlin with several maps surrounded by vignettes of aquatint views of the city and engraved portraits of early Kurfürsten, (electors or nobility) most notably Frederick I of Prussia. Survives in its wonderful original condition.