Auction 123, Lot 606

"Hongrie, Transilvanie, Esclavonie, Croacie, Bosnie, Dalmacie &c…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1665 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 17 inches
55.9 x 43.2 cm

A well-engraved map with strong detail throughout locating scores of towns and villages. There is good detail particularly along the Danube River. It includes parts of Bosnia, Serbia and Bulgaria and extends to the Gulf of Venice. The cartouche is topped with a knight and a Moor engaged in combat. The map notes villages as Christian or Turkinsh with either a cross or a crescent.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sturdy sheet with some faint toning on the centerfold. The top margin has a small amount of loss, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/20/2008

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