Auction 150, Lot 522

"Principatus Transilvaniae in Quinque Nationes Earumque Regiones et Comitatus cum Finitimis Vicinorum Statuum Provinciis Accurate Divisus, ex Conatibus", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Romania

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 18.8 inches
57.9 x 47.8 cm

This handsome map of the Transylvania region of Romania is boldly engraved to show the mountainous topography. The only major city that appears here is the fortified Hermanstatt Zeben (Sibiu), but there are hundreds of tiny villages located. The map is adorned with a large title cartouche decorated in a military theme with a note underneath discussing the region's cultural make-up.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with original color and some small light spots. A tear that extends 2" into map at top has been closed on verso with archival tape, and two tears that touch the neatline have been closed on recto with cello tape.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/17/2014