Auction 158, Lot 318

"Partie du Cercle d'Austriche, ou sont les Duches de Stirie, de Carinthie, de Carniole, et Autres Estats Hereditaires a la Maison d'Austriche", Sanson/Mortier

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
33.9 x 21.1 inches
86.1 x 53.6 cm

Centered on the Drava River, this boldly engraved map covers southern Austria, Slovenia, and parts of Italy, Croatia and Hungary, extending south to the Gulf of Venice. The map is based on Sanson's cartography and provides excellent information, both on the topography and hundreds of tiny villages. The title cartouche shows the double-headed eagle with two maidens representing the bounty of the land. The second title above the map is nearly identical to the title cartouche. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.

References:

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, with original outline color. There is light toning along the folds, which have been professionally reinforced on verso. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/22/2016

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