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Auction 147, Lot 474

"Hungaria Regnum", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Hungary

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.4 x 16.7 inches
51.8 x 42.4 cm
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Budapest is at the heart of this handsome map. It covers most of present day Hungary, but also includes a bit of Austria with Vienna in the upper left corner. Richly engraved with mountains, cities and forests and a title cartouche with the coat of arms, a river god, Pan, a cherub, and a female figure symbolizing the bounty of the land. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2800:2A.

Condition: B

A fine impression on watermarked paper with light soiling and a long centerfold separation that has been professionally repaired. There are tears that enter 5" into map at top and 5.5" at bottom that have also been professionally repaired. Remargined at bottom to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/20/2013