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Auction 182, Lot 555

"Ertz-Hertzogthumb Oesterreich. Archiduche d'Austriche Haute, et Basse; Subdivisees en Leurs Principaux Quartiers &c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Austria

Period: 1657 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde...

Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 12.3 inches
51.1 x 31.2 cm
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This elegantly engraved map shows the Archduchy of Austria. It centers on Vienna and identifies several towns and cities including Passau, Linz, Graz, and Poson/Presburg (Bratislava). The map extends to include parts of the Archduchy of Salzburg, the Duchy of Styria, and present-day Slovakia and Hungary. There is nice topographical detail of the mountains, forests, and rivers, with the Danube especially prominent (although its course is somewhat distorted). A decorative title cartouche appears at top, with distance scales to the left and a color-coded key at right that identifies surrounding principalities.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A [56].

Condition: A

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color on paper with a large coat of arms watermark. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold and the sheet's edges, otherwise near fine.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $75

Closed on 4/28/2021