"Austria Archiducatus Auctore Wolfgango Lazio", Hondius/Blaeu
Subject: Eastern Austria
Period: 1641 (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. German text on verso, published between 1641-70.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2710:2.2.
Excellent impression and color with a hint of toning, a small chip in right blank margin, and archivally repaired centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins. There is a minor amount of residue on verso along centerfold and edges of sheet, where strips of masking tape have been professionally removed.