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Auction 115, Lot 526

"Austria Archiducatus auctore Wolfgango Lazio", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Austria

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 14.5 inches
55.4 x 36.8 cm

Striking large map of the Danube River valley based on the cartography of Wolfgang Lazio. Vienna is prominently featured and the map is filled with tiny villages, cities, mountains, forests and lakes. Three decorative cartouches grace the map including a coat of arms. This was among the plates that were sold to Blaeu after Jodocus' death in 1629. Hondius' imprint has been removed and replaced with Blaeu's own imprint.


Condition: A

Minor repairs on centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/21/2006