Auction 142, Lot 544

"Thracia et Bulgaria cum Viciniis", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: Bulgaria, Southeastern Europe

Period: 1596 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.2 x 9 inches
31 x 22.9 cm

This detailed map shows the historical region of Thrace, centered on Bulgaria, including parts of Greece and Turkey. The major cities, rivers, and mountains are well depicted. Several early roads are depicted with a notation that they are a "convenient means of transportation to Thrace for armies and their weaponry." The map features a large portrait of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed III (here called Mahumet II), who reigned from 1595-1603. Engraved by Quad, with his initial "Q" at bottom left, as well as the imprint of Johan Bussemacher, who published several of Quad's works. German text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Light, even toning with small worm holes and tracks in top blank margin, far from image.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/28/2012

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