"Prospect und Grund-Riss der Kayserl Residenz-Stadt Wien…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Vienna, Austria
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.4 x 19 inches
56.9 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, Roman solider, and weaponry flank the view of the city. Blank verso.
Lovely example with very early, dark impression and fine color on a very thick sheet with full margins. Some lightness along centerfold that is not disturbing.