"Austria Archiducatus auctore Wolfgango Lazio", Hondius/Blaeu
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. Dutch text on verso.
Nice impression and lovely old color with wide original margins. There is a separation on the bottom fold, not affecting the map.