Catalog Archive
Auction 178, Lot 373

"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
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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.


Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/10/2020