Auction 109, Lot 523

"[Lot of 2] Hongrie, Turquie Europ? [and] Turkish Dominions in Europe", Various

Subject: Balkans & Hungary

Period: 1762-1816


Color: Hand Color

See Description

These two maps provide an interesting comparison of the mapping of the Balkan Peninsula from the middle of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth century. First (8 x 9.5") by Didier Robert de Vaugondy, dated 1762, was published in Nouvel Atlas Portatif. It shows the major political divisions and cities and is decorated with a lovely title cartouche displaying cannon and military flags. The second map (13 x 18") is by John Thomson, from A New General Atlas, Edinburgh, 1816. This map provides a much more detailed view of the topography with roads and many place names. The title is contained in a bold block.

References: #1 Pedley #368.

Condition: A

Estimate: $220 - $275


Closed on 12/1/2004