Auction 151, Lot 537

"S.R.I. Principatus et Archiepiscopatus Salisburgensis cum Subjectis, Insertis, ac Finitimis Regionibus...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Western Austria

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19.1 inches
57.7 x 48.5 cm

This large and boldly engraved map is centered roughly on Salzburg. It features the region's mountains, rivers, roads, villages, towns and fortifications. A small inset shows the vicinity of Krems and the river Donau. Two very large and decorative allegorical cartouches fill the upper corners; the larger cartouche includes a map of the region showing Salzburg's location in relation to other important cities in the region. The map is a very fine example of the ebullient engraving style that was popular with German cartographers in the early eighteenth century.

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Condition: A

A clean and bright example with bold original color on watermarked paper. Trimmed close to neatlines at right and left, as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/19/2014

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