"Austria Archiducatus Auctore Wolfgango Lazio", Hondius, Henricus
Period: 1639 (circa)
Publication: Nouveau Theatre du Monde
Color: Hand Color
21.1 x 14.4 inches
53.6 x 36.6 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 1639-44.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2710:1D.1.
An excellent impression with superb original color and minor damp stains along the edges of the sheet, well away from image.