"Austria Archiducatus Auctore Wolfgango Lazio", Blaeu, Willem
Subject: Northwestern Austria
Period: 1643 (circa)
Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 14.4 inches
54.6 x 36.6 cm
This striking, large map of the Danube River valley is based on the cartography of Wolfgang Lazio. Vienna is prominently featured with the Danube river flowing across the center of the map. The map extends south to Graz and west past Linz, but not as far as Salzburg. Numerous tiny villages, cities, mountains, forests and lakes are depicted. Three decorative cartouches grace the map including a coat of arms. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2710:2.2.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with minor extraneous creasing and soiling along the top edge of the sheet.