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Auction 132, Lot 515

"Austria Archiducatus auctore Wolfgango Lazio", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Austria

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.2 x 14.3 inches
53.8 x 36.3 cm

This engaging map of the Danube River valley is 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. A coat of arms tops the legend and several small armorials identify their regions. 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. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A+

A fine example with wide original margins. A tiny fold separation in the bottom margin has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/2/2010