Auction 139, Lot 521

"Veteeris Pannoniae Utriusque nec non Illyrici Descriptio Geographica…", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1696 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 14.5 inches
45.7 x 36.8 cm

This uncommon map depicts the ancient provinces of Pannonia and Illyricum of the Roman Empire. Illyricum had considerable strategic and economic importance for the Romans due to its commercial ports and gold mines in Dalmatia. This map features a decorative title cartouche with two swordsmen and a second cartouche surmounted by a winged lion representing the Republic of Venice that controlled the region at the time of the map’s publication. Engraved by Joseph Toaldus.


Condition: B+

Very wide margins with a printer's crease at left, a few spots of printer's ink residue, and light soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 2/15/2012