Auction 148, Lot 546

"Saltzburg Archiepiscopatus, et Carinthia Ducatus. Auct. Ger. Mercatore", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Western Austria

Period: 1643 (published)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm

Handsome map of the archbishopric of Salzburg and the Duchy of Carinthia. The map illustrates the mountainous terrain filled with rivers, lakes, forests and villages. The title acknowledges that the map is based on Gerard Mercator's map of the region. It is adorned with coats of arms displayed by three cherubs. Visually a very striking map. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2720:2.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with old color that has been partially refreshed. There are some faint damp stains in bottom blank margin that enter map border in a few spots.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014