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Auction 142, Lot 551

"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
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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.


Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/28/2012