Auction 127, Lot 547

"S.R.I. Circulus Austriacus quem componunt Archid, Austriae, Ducatus Stiriae, Carinthiae, Carnioliae, Comit. Tyrolensis…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1747 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 17.6 inches
52.1 x 44.7 cm

This large and beautifully engraved map is centered on Salzburg and covers the 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 and towns including Milan, Strasburg, Nuremberg, Prague, and Vienna. The large and very decorative allegorical cartouche is adorned with cherubs, figures, and five coats of arms (Austria, Tyrolis, Carniolia, Carinthia, and Stiria). At lower right is a second cartouche with legend and seven distance scales, all surrounded by a decorative border.

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Condition: A

Very nice impression with delicate hand coloring. Old centerline split and short tear at lower margin, both repaired on verso.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/25/2009

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