"Partie du Cercle d'Austriche, Scavoir l'Archduche d'Austriche Divise en Haute et Basse…", Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert
Period: 1692 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
34 x 21.2 inches
86.4 x 53.8 cm
Centered on the Danube River, this boldly engraved map covers most of modern Austria, with parts of Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The map is based on Sanson's cartography and provides excellent information, both on the topography and hundreds of tiny villages. The title cartouche shows the double-headed eagle with putti heralding the victory over the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vienna that is represented by two chained Turkish prisoners at bottom. Second title above map: "Partie du Cercle d'Austriche Scavoir l'Archiduche d'Austriche Divise en Haut ou au dessus de l'Ens ..." Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.
Sharp impression and lovely old color. There is an extraneous crease along the middle of the map that has caused a separation at right that extends 0.75" into map image which is partially closed on verso. There is a hint of toning in the map and some damp stains in the margins, not affecting the map.