Auction 140, Lot 618

"Austria Archiducatus auctore Wolfgango Lazio", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Austria

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 14.2 inches
54.1 x 36.1 cm

This striking, large map of the Danube River valley is based on the cartography of Wolfgang Lazio. Vienna is prominently featured with the Danube river flowing across the center of the map. Numerous tiny villages, cities, mountains, forests and lakes are depicted. Three decorative cartouches grace the map including a coat of arms. 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. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

There are two edge tears in the left and right blank margins that just enter the map border and a hint of toning along the edge of the sheet. An ownership label is adhered to the lower right corner, well away from the image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012