Auction 134, Lot 521

"Stiria Steyrmarck", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Austria

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.8 inches
50.3 x 37.6 cm

Nice map of the region roughly corresponding to the modern Austrian state of Styria with a bit of present-day Slovenia and Hungary included. It is roughly centered on the city of Graz and highlights the cities along the Drava River, now one of the most popular cycle paths in Europe. The title cartouche includes a warrior maiden, a putto, and a coat of arms, which appears to be the reverse image of the coat of arms of Styria. German text on verso.


Condition: B+

Nice impression and original color with some toning. There are a couple minor tears in the bottom margin, far from map image.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 12/1/2010