The best place on the web to buy antique maps! Antique Maps, Globes, Charts,
Atlases & Vintage Graphics
 
Closes: Dec. 2nd This auction is closed - INFORMATION ONLY!  

Return to Contents Page         Search Auction

Browsing auction #133. Region: Europe and Mediterranean.  
Pages:  1  2  3  4 Click the page number to go to that page.
Click title to see complete details. (* under Reserve Bid)
Records sorted in Lot Number order.
Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
469 Carta Esferica de las Islas de Iuiza y Formentera' Balearic Islands
Don Vincente Tofino de San Miguel
1786
B+
  $1,300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.3 x 32 inches)

This large, rare chart is from the first Spanish sea atlas. It provides an excellent view of Ibiza and Formentera, the two Pine Islands in the Balearic Islands. Opposite the title cartouche is an inset plan of the harbor of Ibiza complete with extensive soundings and anchorages.
470 Portugalliae que olim Lusitania, Novissima & Exactissima Descriptio Portugal
Abraham Ortelius
1584
A+
  $800.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20 x 13.3 inches)

This is one of the earliest and most beautiful maps of Portugal. It is oriented with north to the right and richly adorned with two large cartouches, sailing ships and a very devilish-looking sea monster. The map is based on Fernando Alvarez Secco's map of 1560. The cartouche at bottom contains a dedication to Cardinal Camerlengo, Guido Ascanius Sfortia, from Secco that enumerates the great ach...
471 Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania Portugal
Matthaus Merian
1635
A
  $210.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14.5 x 11 inches)

Beautiful map of Portugal with north oriented to the right. Based on Fernando Alvarez Secco, a Portuguese mapmaker whose rendering was used by various publishers until the end of the 17th century. This lovely map is adorned with numerous artistic embellishments including ships, coats-of-arms, two compass roses, and Neptune astride a sea monster.
472 Regno di Portogallo Portugal
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1691
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 23.7 x 17.5 inches)

This stunning map of Portugal is a fine example of the mapmaker's art. Vincenzo Coronelli was a Franciscan priest and renowned mathematician and cartographer. He was appointed official cosmographer to the Venetian Republic in 1685 and founded the world's earliest geographic society, L'Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. He was also appointed Map-maker Royal to Louis XIV, which gave h...
473 Germania Central Europe
Gerard Mercator
1610
A
  $275.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.4 x 14.3 inches)

This beautifully engraved map covers Germany and the heart of Europe, extending from France and Holland to Poland, and from Switzerland to Hungary. It is filled with hundreds of place names, mountains, forest, and rivers and decorated with a sailing ship and a boldly engraved title cartouche with a large eagle. Latin text on verso.
474 Le Royaume de Boheme Duche de Silesie Les Marquisat de Moravie et de Lusace Central Europe
Pierre Schenk
1700
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.5 x 18.8 inches)

The fine map covers the heart of Europe, the former duchies of Bohemia, Silesia, Moravia and Lusatia. Based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson, the map is centered roughly on Konigingertz (Konigingratz), and extends to include the southwestern part of Poland and the eastern part of Germany. The map is filled with detail, including towns both large and small and topography. Putti and Diana, go...
475 An Accurate Map of the Seat of War in the Kingdom of Prussia as also in Bohemia, Lusatia, Silesia, Saxony, Westphalia &c. Central Europe
Thomas Kitchin
1763
B+
  $50.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8.9 x 7.8 inches)

This is an uncommon map from a scarce annual publication. The map describes the European theater of the Seven Years War and extends through Germany to show all of Switzerland, northern Italy and Hungary. This major military conflict ended in 1763 and much of the Annual Register for that year was concerned with the war that involved all of the major European powers of the period.
476 Carte de l'Ancienne Germanie Divisee en Quatre Differentes Nations et les Peuples de Chacune / Germania Antiqua Central Europe, Germany
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
B+
  $120.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17.5 x 13.3 inches)

Two maps on a folio sheet of French text flanked by two fine engraved views representing religious rites of the ancient German peoples. The maps are fully engraved with mountains, forests and ancient place names and both are decorated with a compass rose. The upper ancient map includes part of Scandinavia. The larger map locates the various states of the area. It extends from Holland to Poland...
477 [Lot of 3] Bavaria [and] Palantinatus Bavariae [and] Sweviae Circulus Germany
1609-61
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

Nice lot of small seventeenth century maps covering Bavaria and the Danube River.

1) Bavaria by Ortelius, published in Vrients' Epitome theatri orbis terrarum in 1609 (4.8 x 3.3") The map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenberg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. Latin text on verso. Ref: King (2...
478 Territorium Norimbergense Germany
Willem Blaeu
1640
A+
  $250.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.5 x 14.3 inches)

Centered on Nuremberg with the surrounding countryside pictorially presented. The map is decorated with a large title cartouche surmounted by the trumpeting, female representation of Fame. The cartouche is composed of engraving and book binding tools representing the major trade of Nuremberg. At right is a large inset plan of the city with a key to the major buildings. Dutch text on ver...
479 Populorum Germaniae Inter Rhenum et Albim Descriptio' Germany
Philipp Cluver
1694
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.5 x 7.8 inches)

Two maps, on one sheet, covering the same area (nearly all of present day Germany). The map shows subtle differences in the political boundaries and place names during the Roman period, under the administration of Caesar and Trajan. An interesting comparison for the collector of German cartography.
480 Chorographia Territorii Naumburgo-Citiensis' Germany
Johann Georg Schreiber
1732
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 21.5 x 17.8 inches)

Designed by Schreiber and published by Homann Heirs, the handsome map centers on Zeitz and the Weisse Elster. It includes the fortresses at Naumburg, Weissenfels, Pegau, Altenburg and Gerau. A key at upper right provides the symbols used to distinguish eleven different types of cities, including fortresses, market towns, towns with castles, villages with churches, mills towns, etc. The pictoria...
481 Comitatum Oldenburg et Delmenhorst' Germany
Homann Heirs
1761
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.5 x 19.5 inches)

This handsome map of the vicinity of Oldenburg was prepared by Johann Wilhelm Anton Hunrich during the reign of Frederick V of Denmark. The map provides intricate detail of the region with forests, marshes, roads, windmills, villages, estates, churches, dikes, and forts. The title cartouche features the coat of arms and monogram of Frederick V.
482 Folium LLXVIIII [De Sarmacia regione Europe] Poland
Johann Schonsperger
1497
A
  $275.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 5.5 x 3.5 inches)

An imaginary woodcut view of the Polish region of ancient Sarmatia on a full sheet (8.3 x 12") of Latin text. It is from a rare reduced edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, that is often called the Mini-Schedel.

Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, published in 1493, presented the history of the world in a pictorial encyclopedia. Among the illustrations were views of towns ...
483 Der Koniglichen Republik Polen Woiwodschaften Krakow u Sandomir mit dem untern' Poland
Franz Johhan Joseph Von Reilly
1789
A+
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 11.2 x 8.2 inches)

This is an uncommon copper engraved map of the southern part of Poland including the cities of Krakow, Radom, Lublin, and Crestochowa. Warsaw is in the extreme north part of the chart. The map provides full detail of the tiny villages and the roads connecting the major cities. It is crisply engraved and decorated with a handsome title cartouche. Franz von Reilly was a Viennese art dealer and m...
484 Regni Bohemiae Descriptio Czech Republic
Abraham Ortelius
1579
B
  $200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.2 x 13.3 inches)

Based on the cartography of Johann Criginger 1521-1571, this fine map places Prague near center. It is boldly engraved in Ortelius' style; mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages are shown. Two sumptuous strapwork cartouches decorate the bottom. Latin text on verso.
485 Bohemia Czech Republic
Matthias von Kinckelbach Quad
1600
B+
  $190.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10.4 x 7.2 inches)

A bold map centered on the Vltava (Molda) River and densely engraved to depict the forested hills and populated valleys of the region. The map was drawn by Johann Bussemacher and engraved by Henricus Nagel. German text on verso.
486 Bohemia Czech Republic
Mercator/Jansson
1628
A+
  $80.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7.5 x 5.6 inches)

An attractive small map of Bohemia with Prague near the center. It is boldly engraved in Mercator's style with mountains, forests and scores of tiny villages and is graced with a pair of strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.
487 Chorographie du Royaume de Boheme, du Duche de Silesie, des Marquisats de Moravie et de Lusace Czech Republic
Etienne Andre Philippe De Pretot
1787
A+
  $170.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 15.8 x 10.2 inches)

This is a scarce and attractive map of the region of the present-day Czech Republic and part of western Poland. It covers the historical regions of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Lusace with their coats of arms in a panel at left. The map is filled with information on the rivers, mountains, cities and villages. Drawn by Maurille Antoine Moithey and engraved by Herault.
488 Egra urbs a fluvio' Cheb, Czech Republic
Braun & Hogenberg
1572
B+
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.5 x 5.7 inches)

A view of the city of Cheb, on the River Eger, from which the town derived its original name. The Imperial Palace and gothic church dominate the view. Trimmed from a folio sheet, with top margin trimmed to neatline and remaining margins 1" or more.
489 Praga, Bohemiae Metropolis Accuratissime Expressa Prague, Czech Republic
Braun & Hogenberg
1583
B+
  $500.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.7 x 13.2 inches)

At top is a panoramic view of the Bohemian capital of Prague situated on the banks of the River Vltava and surrounded by verdant hillsides of the Vltava Valley. The three distinct sections of the city are visible in the view: the Stare Mesto (Old Town) surrounding the Vysehrad (high castle), the Nove Mesto (New Town), and the Mala Strana (Lesser Quarter) clustered arou...
490 Prospect der Mulden-Brucke zu Prag, nebst der Stadt Prague, Czech Republic
Johann Carl August Richter
1735
A
  $750.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 32 x 12 inches)

This is a unique panoramic view of Prague as seen from the old town across the Vltava River. The focus of the view is the Stone Bridge (now known as the Charles Bridge) in the foreground and the Prague castle overlooking the river. The bridge is lined with 30 statues that were erected between 1683 and 1714. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.
491 Sedunum, Primaria & Metropolitica Valesice Urbs, Germanorum & Gallorum Frequentatione Celebris Switzerland
Braun & Hogenberg
1572
B+
  $85.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.3 x 7.8 inches)

A plan-view of Sion, a small village in Switzerland on the Rhone River. The Valere and Majoria castles are graphically shown overlooking the village. Vineyards and farms that produced the valuable spice saffron surround the town. Trimmed from a folio sheet, with top margin trimmed to neatline and remaining margins 1/8" or more.
492 Helvetiae Descriptio, Aegidio Tschudo Auct. Switzerland
Abraham Ortelius
1598
B+
  $210.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17.8 x 13.5 inches)

North is oriented at the bottom of this early chart of Switzerland. The map was based on the work of Aegidius Tschudi, a historian of the Swiss Confederation. The title is engraved onto the top of an unusual three dimensional title box. Dutch text on verso.
493 [Die Statt Genff] Geneva, Switzerland
Sebastian Munster
1598
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14 x 6 inches)

An uncommon and early woodblock view of Geneva as a medieval walled city on the shores of Lake Leman. The skyline is dominated by the Cathedral of St. Peter, where John Calvin preached during the 16th century. On a sheet with German text below and on verso. (16.25 x 13.5")
494 [Argow] Switzerland
Mercator/Hondius
1609-19
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.5 x 14.2 inches)

Handsome map of central Switzerland with Bern and Lucerne located. Icons locate the larger towns with small villages indicated by small circles. The mountains are graphically illustrated. French text on verso with page number 349 at right.
495 Nova Helvetiae Tabula Switzerland
Hondius/Jansson
1632
B
  $900.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.6 x 15.8 inches)

This rare carte-a-figures map of Switzerland was engraved by Jodocus Hondius II and issued in an 'experimental' atlas by Jan Jansson to test the market for a proposed new work. The experiment met with little success and few editions were produced. The map also appeared in a few other atlases including Jean Boisseau’s Theatre des Gaules. Men and women representing the nobility, merchant, ...
496 Helvetia Conterminarumq terrarum antiqua Switzerland
Philipp Cluver
1694
A+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.8 x 7.8 inches)

Attractive small map of ancient Switzerland showing the mountainous topography and classical place names.
497 CCLXXVII [Carinthia] Austria
Schedel
1493
B
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8.8 x 5.5 inches)

This is an imaginary woodcut view of the Germanic province of Carinthia on a full sheet (11.8 x 17"] of Latin text.
498 Folio CLIII Salczburga Salzburg, Austria
Schedel
1493
A
  $950.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 21 x 9.5 inches)

This is a double-page, woodcut view of Salzburg with its two crenellated castles overlooking the town. Beautifully rendered to show the town's fortifications, churches, buildings, and bridge over the Salzach River. In the river is a large oar-driven boat with six people. Latin text and portraits of various popes on the verso.
499 Folium LLLXI [De Austria germanorum celebri provincia] Austria
Johann Schonsperger
1497
A
  $140.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

An imaginary woodcut view of an Austrian city on full sheet (8.3 x 12") of Latin text. It is from a rare reduced edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, that is often called the Mini-Schedel.

Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, published in 1493, presented the history of the world in a pictorial encyclopedia. Among the illustrations were views of towns and cities throughout E...
500 Austriae Descriptio Austria
Ortelius/Marchetti
1598
A+
  $90.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 3.8 x 2.8 inches)

A lovely miniature map with the Danube River valley and Pochlarn in the center. The tiny map is filled with place names, each symbolized by an engraved castle and colored in red. Pietro Maria Marchetti produced the second pocket atlas based on Abraham Ortelius' folio Theatrum. It is often referred to as the plagiarized version of the Epitome. The copper plates are closely copied ...
501 S.R.I. Principatus et Archiepiscopatus Salisburgensis cum Subjectis, Insertis, ac Finitimis Regionibus' Austria
Johann Baptist Homann
1720
A+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.8 x 19 inches)

This large and boldly engraved map is centered roughly on Salzburg. It features the region's mountains, rivers, roads, villages, towns and fortifications. A small inset shows the vicinity of Krems and the river Donau. Two very large and decorative allegorical cartouches fill the upper corners; the larger cartouche includes a map of the region showing Salzburg's location in relation to other imp...
502 [Lot of 2] Veue Septentrionale de Vienne / Veue Meridionale de Vienne [and] Vienne capitale de l'Archiduche d'Autriche' Vienna, Austria
Nicholas de Fer
1705
A
  $230.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13.3 x 9.5 inches)

This lot contains a pair of views on a single sheet and bird's-eye plan of the city of Vienna. They provide a great view of the city, suburbs and fortifications. Prior to the great Battle of Vienna (1683) between the Austrian Habsburgs and the Ottoman Empire, the Viennese demolished the houses around the city walls and cleared the debris, leaving an empty plain that would expose the Turks to def...
503 Viennense Territorium Ob Res Bellicas Inter Christianos Et Turcas Nuperrime Editum Vienna, Austria
Visscher/Shenk
1725
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22 x 18.2 inches)

This map of Vienna and its vicinity illustrates the region during the Ottoman-Habsburg wars. In 1683, after the Ottoman Empire had besieged the city for two months, the great Battle of Vienna was fought in the hills west of the city. The battle is notable for including the largest cavalry charge in history by the famous Winged Hussars of Poland . It marked the turning point in the Ottoma...
504 Folium LLL [Hungaria] Hungary
Johann Schonsperger
1497
A
  $120.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

An imaginary woodcut view of Hungary on a full sheet (8.3 x 12") of Latin text. It is from a rare reduced edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, that is often called the Mini-Schedel.

Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, published in 1493, presented the history of the world in a pictorial encyclopedia. Among the illustrations were views of towns and cities throughout Europe a...
505 Hungaria Regnum Hungary
Blaeu Family
1640
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20 x 16.5 inches)

Budapest is at the heart of this handsome map. It covers most of present day Hungary, but also includes a bit of Austria with Vienna in the upper left corner. Richly engraved with mountains, cities and forests and a title cartouche with figures and the coat of arms. German text on verso.
506 Landtafel des Ungerlands/ Polands / Russen / Littaw / Walachei / Burgarei Eastern Europe
Sebastian Munster
1578
B+
  $210.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13.6 x 10.2 inches)

Woodblock map of the region containing present-day Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine, with parts of Poland, Belarus and Russia. It has fine graphic depictions of the rivers, mountains, forests, and towns, with many ancient place names. German text on verso.
507 Estats de la Couronne de Pologne Eastern Europe - Poland
Nicolas Fils Sanson
1683
A
  $210.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10 x 7.4 inches)

Detailed map covering the region of present-day Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. Engraved by Anthony d'Winter. French text on verso.
508 Moscovia Urbs Metropolis Totius Russiae Albae Moscow, Russia
Braun & Hogenberg
1617
A
  $2,100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18 x 13.7 inches)

This bird's-eye view of Moscow is Braun & Hogenberg's second plan of the then capital city of Russia. It is shown from the northeast with the Moskva River curving through the city. The fortified Kremlin is at the core of the city with the Neglinnaya River forming a protective moat to supplement the original city walls. A second wall built in 1534-38 encloses the Kitaigorod, or the trader...
509 Moscva des Grossen Zaars Residentz Stadt in Russlandt Moscow, Russia
Adam Olearius
1647
A+
  $1,600.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 15.2 x 11.2 inches)

Adam Olearius was a participant in the German embassy to Moscow and Persia in 1633. He traveled extensively in Russia and his account of the expedition is one of the most important early accounts of European travels in Russia. His bird's-eye plan shows the city situated at the junction of the Moskva and Neglinnaya Rivers, which form a moat protecting all but the northeast flank of the Kremlin. ...
510 Russiae, Vulgo Moscoviae Dictae, Partes Septentrionalis et Orientalis. Auctore Isaaco Massa Russia
Blaeu Family
1660
A
  $275.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 21.3 x 16.4 inches)

This map is based on the travels of Isaac Massa, who visited Moscow in the early 1600s. It details the area from Finland to Siberia and beyond the Jenisej River and south to the Volga River, with Kazan and Novogorod shown. A partial coastline of Novaya Zemla is shown at the top of the map. The map is fully engraved with mountains and forests with deer, bear and other animals throughout. The t...
511 Tabula Moscoviae Nunc Accuratius Concinnata et edita' Russia
Pieter Schenk
1720
B+
  $240.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 24 x 19.4 inches)

This handsome map shows European Russia from the Gulf of Finland to Galicia in Poland. The map is centered roughly on the Dvina River, with topography and cities noted pictorially.
512 Mappa Generalis Gubernii Asowiensis in Circulos divisi Russia
Ivan Islenyev
1782
B+
  $850.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.3 x 18.5 inches)

This regional map was prepared for Peter the Great's survey and published by the Geographic Department of the Imperial Academy of Science. It shows the region northwest of the Black Sea, between the rivers Don and Volga. It provides a very detailed view of the rivers, lakes, and settlements. The map appeared in both Russian (Cyrillic) and Latin versions with both being very scarce.
513 Moscowitische Belagerung und Eroberung der Haubt Stadt' Azov, Russia
Matthaus Merian
1720
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13.5 x 10 inches)

This bird's-eye plan shows the conquest of the city of Azov during the Russo-Turkish War of 1686-1700. The Russian forces, led by Peter the Great, aimed at capturing the Turkish fortress of Azov, which had been blocking Russia's access to the Azov Sea and the Black Sea. After a massive bombardment from land and sea and seizure of the external rampart of the fortress by the Ukrainian and Don Coss...
514 Taurica Chersonesus, Nostra aetate Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur Ukraine and Russia
Blaeu Family
1649
B+
  $200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.5 x 14.8 inches)

Attractive map of the region north of the Black Sea based on Mercator with the toponym from medieval portolan charts. The map covers the region from Moscow in the north to the Black Sea and from the mouth of the Danube to approximately Sochi in the east. The interior is filled with large forests and mountains with little information on settlements except along the rivers. It is embellished with...
515 Mappa Generalis Gubernii Novae Russiae in Circulos Divisi Ukraine
Ivan Islenyev
1779
B+
  $800.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.5 x 18.5 inches)

This regional map was prepared for Peter the Great's survey and published by the Geographic Department of the Imperial Academy of Science. It shows the region north of the Black Sea with emphasis on the area between the rivers Bug and Dneiper. It provides a very detailed view of the rivers, lakes, and settlements. The map appeared in both Russian (Cyrillic) and Latin versions with both being ve...
516 Vetus Descriptio Daciarum Nec non Moesiarum' Romania and Bulgaria
Jan Jansson
1657
B+
  $160.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.4 x 13.8 inches)

Impressive map of the area of Romania and Bulgaria that is centered on the Danube River. The map is based on Ortelius' map of the region, which was in turn based on classical sources. It was beautifully engraved by Petrus Kaerius to highlight the major cities, mountains and rivers and is embellished by a garland-draped title cartouche with two putti, and an oared ship in the Black Sea. Blank ve...
517 Mer Noire ou Mer Maievre Black Sea
Nicolas Fils Sanson
1683
A
  $90.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.5 x 7 inches)

Small, attractive map of the lands surrounding the Black Sea showing major cities and rivers, including portions of present-day Turkey, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the Sea of Azov. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. This is an early state without the engraved border.
518 Pontus Euxinus Aequor Iasonio Pulsatum Remige Primum Black Sea
Recurti
1697
A
  $425.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.7 x 14.6 inches)

This uncommon map of the environs of the Black Sea in classical times is filled with ancient place names and titled also in Greek. The cartography is based on Ortelius' map of the same title and it is similar in composition to Jan Jansson's map. It was engraved by A. Recurti, who was an engraver at the Seminario Vescovile (Episcopal Seminary) in Padua.

Pages:  1  2  3  4 Click the page number to go to that page.


Return to Contents Page         Search Auction