Auction 133, Lot 503

"Viennense Territorium Ob Res Bellicas Inter Christianos et Turcas Nuperrime Editum", Visscher/Schenk

Subject: Vienna, Austria

Period: 1725 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 18.2 inches
55.9 x 46.2 cm

This map of Vienna and its vicinity illustrates the region during the Ottoman-Habsburg wars. In 1683, after the Ottoman Empire had besieged the city for two months, the great Battle of Vienna was fought in the hills west of the city. The battle is notable for including the largest cavalry charge in history by the famous Winged Hussars of Poland . It marked the turning point in the Ottoman-Habsburg wars and began the Habsburg Empire's dominance over Central Europe. The map is a splendid example of fine engraving with the hills, farms and forests presented with nearly 3-D effect.


Condition: B+

Fine impression and original color. There are a couple spots of candle wax in the map and an old repair in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $650


Closed on 9/1/2010