"Tabula Ducatus Carnioliae, Vindorum Marchiae et Histriae…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Balkans, Slovenia, Croatia
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 19 inches
57.9 x 48.3 cm
A handsome map of Slovenia and Croatia with good detail of towns and the topography of the land. A large inset at top depicts a panoramic view of Laybach (Ljubjana), and a smaller inset at bottom shows Cirehnitzer See (Lake Cerknica) in southwestern Slovenia. The figurative title cartouche features putti, Cybele with her turreted headpiece, a river god, and the Carniola coat of arms. The map is further adorned with ships sailing the Adriatic Sea.
Original color and watermarked paper with a few spots at top and a 1.5" centerfold separation towards bottom with minute loss of image that has been closed on verso with archival materials. There are a few minor creases in image, as well as small tears, spots and damp stains in blank margins.