Auction 107, Lot 405

"Prospect und Grundris der Kayserl. Residenz-Stadt Wien…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Vienna, Austria

Period: 1710-20 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.1 x 19 inches
56.1 x 48.3 cm

An attractive bird's-eye plan of old Vienna and its fortifications and the surrounding suburbs with a detailed panorama below. The map has a numbered and lettered key to 32 locations in a decorative cartouche held aloft by an eagle and three putti. Beautiful baroque engravings flanked by soldiers and weaponry flank the uncolored view.

References:

Condition: C

Paper is sound with original color. Some creasing and old repairs of 2 tears entering map about 5". Brown paper adhered to edges on verso from an old framing. Needs and deserves the assistance of a paper conservator.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/9/2004

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