"Prospect und Grund-Riss der Kayserl. Residenz-Stadt Wien mit Negst Anligender Gegend und Neuen Linien umb die Vorstadt", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Vienna, Austria
Period: 1716 (circa)
Publication: Neuer Atlas uber die Gantze Welt
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 19.2 inches
57.4 x 48.8 cm
An attractive bird's-eye plan of old Vienna and its fortifications and the surrounding suburbs with a detailed panorama below. The map has a numbered and lettered key to 32 locations in a decorative cartouche held aloft by an eagle and three putti. At bottom is a beautiful view of Vienna on a drape held by two soldiers. To the left is a river god holding a vessel spilling the waters of the Danube. To the right is Cybele, the goddess of towns, wearing a turreted headpiece, sitting next to the coat of arms of Vienna, and surrounded by weaponry.
Full contemporary color in the map and later color in the view and decorative elements. There are light damp stains along the edges of the sheet, and a 2" tear at top center has been repaired with non-archival tape on verso. Trimmed at bottom by the bookbinder with partial loss of the neatline.