Folding, coloured city plan of Vienna, c 1830s
Plan der k. k. Haupt und Residenzstadt WIEN.
Folding map, disseccted, linen backed, fully coloured, unfolding to a size of 16½ x 20ins [425 x505mm]. The map folds down in 15 plates to a size of 5.5 x 4ins [140 x 100mm] and fits into its contemporary marbled paper covered card chemise and then into a matching slipcase with marbled paper covering and red spine gilt, titled PLAN VON WIEN. The plan is in clean and sound condition: there is some wear to the case but it is very good considering its age. There is no date or publisher but uncoloured versions of this plan appear in some guide books of Vienna published in the 1830s: the verso of one plate and the inside of the chemise are both marked in a contemporary manuscript hand M Æ Wilkinson, Vienna, 1839. A very attractive little traveller’s city plan of the capital of Austria and the Habsburg Empire. jun8/2
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