Auction 130, Lot 562

"Prospect und Grund-Riss der Kayserl Residenz-Stadt Wien…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Vienna, Austria

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 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 of soldiers, allegorical figures and weaponry flank the view of the city.

References:

Condition: B

Light impression and original color. There are a couple tears extending into the scene at bottom with professional tissue repairs on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Unsold

Closed on 12/2/2009

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