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Auction 152, Lot 514

"Illyricu seu Dominium Turcicum in Europa", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Southern Balkans

Period: 1699 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

13.9 x 9.1 inches
35.3 x 23.1 cm
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This handsome map of the Balkans extends north to Belgrade, with the Danube River running across the top of the map. The map depicts the ancient region of Illyria along the western part of the Balkan peninsula, and is filled with depictions of mountains, rivers and towns. The dominant title cartouche features flags, military weaponry, and a basket overflowing with fruit.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #281-20.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean, bright sheet with a minor damp stain in top blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/18/2015