Catalog Archive
Auction 88, Lot 256

"Castanowiz Croatiae Propugnaculum", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Croatia

Period: 1617 (dated)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12.7 inches
44.5 x 32.3 cm

Fabulous example of George Houfnagle's beautiful engraving style providing and an excellent glimpse of medieval life. The village is nestled among cultivated fields with the Uma River in the foreground. A large castle is built on a island in the river. Lovely original color. Mat burn and discoloration in margin, not affecting engraving.


Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $550

Closed on 10/2/1999