Auction 134, Lot 523

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

Subject: Vienna, Austria

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/1/2010

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