Auction 115, Lot 477

"Germania Austriaca Complectens Sri Circulum Austriacum Ut Et Reliquas In Germania", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Europe - Central

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grossen Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm

This large and boldly engraved map is centered on Salzburg and covers present-day Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bavaria and Austria. The area extends from Strasburg east to beyond Vienna and from above Prague to the Adriatic and Venice. Great detail throughout shows mountains, watershed, roads, villages, towns and several fortified towns including Milan, Strasburg, Nurnberg, Prague, and Vienna. The large and very decorative allegorical cartouche is adorned with cherubs, figures, and eight coats of arms. At lower right is a second cartouche with legend and distance scales.

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Condition: A

With very strong engraved line and fine coloring, on thick paper with original margins. Uncolored cartouche, as issued. Printers crease at lower fold enters map to Venetia.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/21/2006

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