Auction 149, Lot 528

"Austria Archiducatus Auctore Wolfgango Lazio", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Eastern Austria

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

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. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

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

Condition: B+

A fine impression with original color that has been partially refreshed and light damp stains in bottom blank margin that just enter map border in a few spots.

Estimate: $275 - $350


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