Auction 173, Lot 323

"Regni Hungariae, et Regionum, quae ei Quondam Fuere Unitae, ut Transilvaniae, Valachiae, Moldaviae, Serviae, Romaniae, Bulgariae, Bessarabiae, Croatiae, Bosniae, Dalmatiae, Sclavoniae, Morlachiae, Ragusanae Reipublicae...", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Southeastern Europe, Hungary

Period: 1688 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
34.9 x 19.7 inches
88.6 x 50 cm

This large-scale map shows the Kingdom of Hungary stretching from Venice east to the Black Sea, and from Prague south to northern Greece. There is excellent detail of towns, roads, political boundaries, rivers, and the topography of the land. Historical battlefields are marked with crossed swords and brief explanatory notes. The map was published in the midst of the Great Turkish War, as the Ottoman Empire's hegemony in the region began to slip. The title cartouche nods to the conflict, with a winged angel holding a cross and preparing to throw thunderbolts at three Turks. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.

References:

Condition: B+

A fine impression with several long tears that have been professionally repaired with archival materials on verso, light toning, and some minor spots.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/5/2019

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