Germany issued a set of three stamps with the
same design to observe the 1949 Hanover Export Fair. The design
includes a portrait of Herman Hildebrant Wedigh, a map and a ship.
Wedigh represented the Hanseatic League at the London Stalhof. The
portrait is based on one by Hans Holbein painted in 1533 and preserved
Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Gemäldegalerie,
Berlin. The ship is a cog, the kind of ship used by the League.
The map is an elliptical projection, Mollweide or
Aitoff, which is anachronistic for the portrait.