Auction 158, Lot 353

"Tabula Ducatus Carnioliae Vindorum Marchiae et Histriae...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Balkans, Slovenia, Croatia

Period: 1716 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.9 x 19.1 inches
58.2 x 48.5 cm

This handsome map of Slovenia and Croatia features good detail of towns and the topography of the land. A large inset at top depicts a panoramic view of Laybach (Ljubjana), and a smaller inset at bottom shows Cirkhnitzer See (Lake Cerknica) in southwestern Slovenia. The figurative title cartouche features putti, Cybele with her turreted headpiece, a river god, and the Carniola coat of arms. The map is further adorned with ships sailing the Adriatic Sea.

References:

Condition: B+

A nice impression with full original color, very light toning along the centerfold, some spots of printer's ink residue, and a short centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/22/2016

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