Auction 148, Lot 545

"Austria Archiducatus Auctore Wolfgango Lazio", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Eastern Austria

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

21.6 x 14.5 inches
54.9 x 36.8 cm

This striking, large map of the Danube River valley is based on the cartography of Wolfgang Lazio. Vienna is prominently featured with the Danube river flowing across the center of the map. The map extends south to Graz and west past Linz, but not as far as Salzburg. Numerous tiny villages, cities, mountains, forests and lakes are depicted. Three decorative cartouches grace the map including a coat of arms. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2710:2.2.

Condition: A

A fine impression on a bright sheet with professionally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/19/2014