Auction 159, Lot 488

"Regnum Hungaria in Omnes Suos Comitatus Accurate Divisum et Editum", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.1 x 19.1 inches
58.7 x 48.5 cm

This striking map focuses primarily on Hungary, but extends to include portions of Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, and Serbia. It centers on Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary and locates numerous notable larger cities, including Budapest (still divided into Buda and Pest), Vienna, Bratislava (Posonium), Kosice (Cassovia), and Szeged. Political divisions are delineated, and there is some nice topographical detail. Published during a time of constant tension and warfare between various European/Christian powers and the Ottomans, its title cartouche features an allegorical figure hoisting a crucifix as he stomps an Ottoman.

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Condition: A

A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with a few minor spots and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/14/2016

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