Auction 88, Lot 253

"Cataractae Danubii vulgo Strudl et Werbl…", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Austria

Period: 1617 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Two great views on a single sheet, each depicting various watercraft negotiating the rapids of the river. Fine strapwork title cartouche divides the views and each has its own cartouche. In the lower view a large crowd of onlookers seem to be enjoying a picnic while enjoying the spectacle. Marginal fold separation at bottom, else very fine with lovely color.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 10/2/1999

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