Totius Regni Hungariae, Maximae que Partis Danubii Fluminis.

$550

Outstanding original color Visscher map of the Kingdom of Hungary, published at a time when the region hung in the balance.

Cartographer(s): Nicolas Visscher
Date: ca. 1687
Place: Amsterdam
Dimensions: 84 x 50 cm (31.5 x 19.7 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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Description

Published in a decade filled with momentous events in the region, this is a fantastic copperplate-engraved map of the Kingdom of Hungary, the powerful Central European monarchy that existed from about the year 1000 CE until the end of World War II. It extends from Venice, Prague, and Vienna on the western edge to Constantinople and the Black Sea on the eastern edge. Snaking its way in between, we find the mighty Danube River, along with its associated cities, towns, and tributaries.

The map was published during an era of great conflict between allied Christian European kingdoms and the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman failure at the Siege of Vienna (1683) emboldened her enemies to launch an offensive, which led to the recapture of present-day Budapest in the Siege of Buda (1686). This chart captures the theater of these pivotal events in tremendous detail, brought to life by its attractive contemporary period outline color.

Cartographer(s):

Nicolas Visscher

Nicolaes Visscher I (25 January 1618, Amsterdam – buried 11 September 1679, Amsterdam) was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher. He was the son of Claes Janszoon Visscher. His son, Nicolaes Visscher II (1649–1702), also worked with him and continued the family tradition of mapmaking after his death. Visscher died in Amsterdam in 1679 and was buried in the Nieuwezijds Kapel on 11 September of that year, though a death year of 1709 is maintained by some sources.

Condition Description

Excellent original color and bright map image. Visible repairs and blemishes.

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