Totius Regni Hungariae, Maximae que Partis Danubii Fluminis.
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Outstanding original color Visscher map of the Kingdom of Hungary, published at a time when the region hung in the balance.
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.
Excellent original color and bright map image. Visible repairs and blemishes.