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Auction 182, Lot 557

"Plan de la Ville et des Fauxbourgs de Vienne",

Subject: Vienna, Austria

Period: 1788 (circa)

Publication: Voyage en Allemagne, dans une Suite de Lettres

Color: Hand Color

12.1 x 13.6 inches
30.7 x 34.5 cm
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This handsome plan of Vienna and its surrounding suburbs appeared in the French translation of Johann Kaspar Riesbeck's Briefe eines Reisenden Franzosen uber Deutschland. There is excellent detail of the city's fortifications. A key at bottom identifies 45 places of interest, including the imperial palace (today known as the Hofburg), Belvedere Palace, theaters, arsenals, gardens, colleges, and more. The plan is oriented with the north to the left.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flat, with light scattered foxing, a printer's crease at bottom right, and a short edge tear at right that has been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/28/2021