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Auction 191, Lot 578

"Budapest Tavlati Terkepe Belso Terulet...",

Subject: Budapest, Hungary

Period: 1968 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

46 x 31.7 inches
116.8 x 80.5 cm
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This large and spectacularly detailed plan of Budapest was designed and drawn by Istvan Macsai and Janos Kass. It lays out the streets in fine detail, with small but intricate architectural illustrations of notable places. Among the sites of interest that are pictured are St. Stephen's Basilica, the Hungarian Parliament Building, Szechenyi Medicinal Bath, Heroes' Square, Matthias Church, and Buda Castle. Margaret Island and the various bridges spanning the Danube are all finely rendered. The top left corner is adorned with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose. In addition to being beautiful, the map was also designed to be a practical tool to help tourists navigate the city; an exhaustive numbered key on verso identifies historical monuments, museums, galleries, theaters, concert halls, cinemas, baths, hotels, travel bureaus, railway stations, and more. The text on verso was compiled by Margit Pasztoi and is in Hungarian, English, and Russian. First published in 1963, this example is dated 1968.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with short separations and minor wear along the folds and a short edge tear that enters map image at top.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/8/2023