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The Kraus Map Collection


Kraus 19, Pfleg ampt Liechtenaw (1592)

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Title   Pfleg ampt Liechtenaw
Cartographer   Pfinzing, Paul (1554 - 1599)
Subject   Cities and towns--Germany--Maps
Publisher   Not identified
Repository   Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Place of publication
     or creation
Date(s)   1592
Format   Printed map
Kraus catalog no.   19
Dimensions in mm.   520 x 723 mm.
Rights   No known U.S. copyright restrictions. Please cite the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, as the image source.


Map, etched from 4 iron plates. From the Hauslab-Liechtenstein Collection. Folio, folded.

This etched map of Lichtenau near Nuremberg is one of two plans of that territory, surveyed and etched by the Nuremberg patrician Paul Pfinzing (see Kraus 18). The title, with the Nuremberg arms is set within a remarkably fine cartouche of scroll work and putti, crowned by a windmill. It is signed "PP. Inuentor. A°.92." and is one of three variants, with the date abbreviated and with the place names.

BMC (Maps), II, 2357 (variant issue, with "1592" date).

Nagler, Monogrammisten, IV(2), 3201.