Auction 140, Lot 619

"Stiria Steyrmarck", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Austria

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 14.8 inches
50 x 37.6 cm

Nice map of the region roughly corresponding to the modern Austrian state of Styria with a bit of present-day Slovenia and Hungary included. It is roughly centered on the city of Graz and highlights the cities along the Drava River, now one of the most popular cycle paths in Europe. The title cartouche includes a warrior maiden, a putto, and a coat of arms, which appears to be the reverse image of the coat of arms of Styria.

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Condition: B

Watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and a few faint spots. There are a few worm holes and damp stains in blank margins, far from map image.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/23/2012

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