"Austriae Archiducatus Inferioris et Superioris…", Danckerts, Cornelius
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 19.5 inches
57.9 x 49.5 cm
This boldly engraved map details Lower Austria, along the course of the Danube River, and features numerous place names, towns, cities, villages, churches and topography. Wienn (Vienna), Baden and many other fortified cities are located in this very striking example. The map extends west to Enns and Rottenmann. At bottom right is a small inset of Upper Austria, roughly centered on Lintz (Linz). The inset is surrounded by a river god and two putti holding the coat of arms for Lower Austria. The title is flanked by a legend and two distance scales.
Old color with light toning along centerfold, a printer's crease at lower right, and some spots. There is a centerfold separation that enters 1.5" into image that has been closed on verso with old paper, and some minor damp stains in blank margins that just enter map border.