Auction 169, Lot 565

"Carte de la Hongrie et des Pays qui en Dependoient Autresois...", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Southern Europe

Period: 1703 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.8 x 18.5 inches
65.5 x 47 cm

This handsome map covers the region between the Gulf of Venice and Croatia to the Black Sea in good detail and includes Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Ukraine, Hungary, plus part of Poland and Bohemia. This was the first map depicting the Danube bend and the river fairly accurately. It has a very decorative title cartouche with figures, flags, and weapons, and the scale of miles is shown on a drape-style cartouche.

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Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with original wash and outline color. There is an archivally repaired centerfold separation that just enters the neatline at bottom, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2018

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