Auction 113, Lot 553

"Strigonium. Gran", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Hungary

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 13.8 inches
51.6 x 35.1 cm

Two striking views of the Hungarian city of Esztergom or Gran, known in Roman times as Strigonium. It was the first royal residence and the capital of Hungary until the 13th century. The top view shows the city and surroundings prior to its sacking and occupation by the Turks and the bottom view shows region after the occupation. Three mounted soldiers jousting in the foreground.


Condition: B

Small damp stain and hole on upper centerfold. Tape stains on top corners, not affecting map.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/7/2005