Auction 103, Lot 405

"Ens Austriae Civitas Superiorem ab inferiore diuidens.", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Austria

Period: 1617 (dated)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.7 x 13 inches
50 x 33 cm

Fabulous panoramic view of the city with three major structures identified. A bridge beside which three gentlemen are fishing spans the Ens River. A lovely example of Jacob Houfnagle's engraving style with his signature and the date engraved at the foot of the bridge.


Condition: B

Tiny hole in centerfold just on neatline and an old repair of a tear on the lower centerfold in the blank margin. A bit of surface soil, else fine with a great impression.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/11/2003