Auction 137, Lot 608

"Prospect und Grund-Riss der Kayserl. Residenz-Stadt Wien mit negst Anliegender Gegend und Neuen Linien umb die Vorstadt", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Vienna, Austria

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 19.5 inches
59.2 x 49.5 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. At bottom is a beautiful view of Vienna on a drape held by two soldiers. To the left is a river god holding a vessel spilling the waters of the Danube. To the right is Cybele, the goddess of towns, wearing a turreted headpiece, sitting next to the coat of arms of Vienna, and surrounded by weaponry.

References:

Condition: A

A sharp imression with original color. There are expert repairs along centerfold, with the date "1710" written in ink in blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $750

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2011

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