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SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Buda]
Buda. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493, Latin text edition. Woodcut, image 240 x 520mm. Minor restoration at centre fold as usual
Decorative early double page view of the City of Budapest, from the Latin edition of Schedel's Liber Chronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle), a landmark work of the 15th Century and the most profusely-illustrated book of the period.
[Ref: 17952]    £1,800.00 ($2,376 • €2,016 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century Dutch map of Moravia]
Moraviæ Quae Olim Comannorum Sedes Corographia... Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1574, Latin edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 355 x 470mm.
Antique map of Moravia, based on the 1569 map by Paul Fabritius(1519-88). This example has the pagination of the 1574 edition of the Theatrum erased and the number of the 1579 edition added in old ink mss: the publishers were obviously using up the unused sheets of the earlier edition. VAN DEN BROECKE: 104.
[Ref: 12886]    £400.00 ($528 • €448 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th Century plans of Prague & Cheb]
Praga, Bohemiae Metropolis Accuratissime Expressa; Egra... Cologne, 1575, Latin text edition. Coloured. 335 x 475mm.
Prospects of Prague and Cheb (near the Czech/German border), published in the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic series of printed townplans. KOEMAN: B&H 1.
[Ref: 17669]    £950.00 ($1,254 • €1,064 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [The Fortress of Iavarin or Raab - modern Gyor]
Fortezza di Iavarin dove si trova hora il campo de l'impator. Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 160 x 180 mm. Impression weak in places.
The fortress of Iavarin (in German Raab), on the south bank of the Danube, guarded the important road from Budapest to Vienna. The walls here are those designed by Francesco Benigno, an Italian military engineer, after the previous walls was destroyed in 1529 to stop the Turks occupying the fortress. Attacked several times, the fortress was taken by the Ottomans in 1594 and recaptured by the Austro-Hungarian army in 1598. This plan was published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number.
[Ref: 13510]    £300.00 ($396 • €336 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early plan of Györ, Hungary]
Iaverinum vulgo Rab Anno 1594. Cologne, c.1598, Latin text edition. Coloured. 360 x 510mm.
Szolnock was an important fortness that was in Ottoman hand s from 1552 to 1685. The plan, by Jorge Hoefnagel, was published in the sixth and last volume of the 'Civitas Orbis Terrarum', which contained many plans illustrating events in the recent wars between the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans. Although Braun's commentary describes the fortifications as 'impregnable', Györ was taken by the Ottomans later in the year that Hoefnagel visited, holding it for four years. The situation of the city is reflected in the staffage: in the foreground are 'Heyducks' (mercenaries) a Polish knight (with arrows protruding from his shoulders) and a captured Turk with a horse with an ornamental saddle. KOEMAN: B&H 5.
[Ref: 16898]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A 16th century view of Prague]
Praga Regni Bohemiae Metropolis Cologne, 1598, German text edition. Coloured. 210 x 490mm. Trimmed from a larger sheet, some restoration.
An early prospect of Prague, looking down on the city from the north, published in the scarce fifth volume of Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum'.
[Ref: 16505]    £850.00 ($1,122 • €952 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early plan of Szolnock, Hungary]
Zolnock Superioris Hungariae civitas. Cologne, 1617, Latin text edition. Coloured. 340 x 515mm.
Szolnock was an important fortness that was in Ottoman hand s from 1552 to 1685. The plan, by Jorge Hoefnagel, was published in the sixth and last volume of the 'Civitas Orbis Terrarum', which contained many plans illustrating events in the recent wars between the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans. KOEMAN: B&H 6.
[Ref: 16897]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early plan of Drégelypalánk, Hungary]
Palanka Superioris Hungariæ civitas. Cologne, 1617, Latin text edition. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
Drégelypalánk was a Christian stronghold after the capture of Hungary by the Ottomans, holding out until 1552, when the fort finally fell. After this time Braun's commentrary tells that 'the Turks had their robbers' den there' until 1593, when the Ottomans abandoned the region. The plan, by Jorge Hoefnagel, was published in the sixth and last volume of the 'Civitas Orbis Terrarum', which contained many plans illustrating events in the recent wars between the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans. KOEMAN: B&H 6.
[Ref: 16896]    £700.00 ($924 • €784 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [An early prospect of Budapest]
Buda Citerioris Hungariae Caput Regni Avita sedes, Vulgo Ofen. Cologne, 1617, French text verso, coloured, 320 x 475mm, good margins.
A splendid view of the cities of Buda and Pest (modern-day Budapest) engraved by Joris Hoefnagel, for the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum ', volume 6. Buda is seen from across the Danube with its huge hilltop fortress and royal palace. On the opposite bank is the strongly fortified town of Pest, with a pontoon bridge linking the two. The engraving depicts the two towns during the period of Ottoman occupation, when Buda was the seat of the local Pasha. The illustration in the foreground shows the Pasha with his delija (bodyguard) who wears feathers pierced through the skin of his scalp.
[Ref: 17365]    £2,200.00 ($2,904 • €2,464 rates)


VISSCHER, Claes Janszoon. [An uncommon 17th century map of Hungary in fine original colour]
Nova et Recens Emendata Totius Regni Ungariae una cum Adiacentibus et Finitimus Regionibus delineatio [C.J.] Visscher. Amsterdam: Henricus Hondius, 1633. Original colour. 355 x 530mm. Very fine condition, wide margins.
A lovely example of this scarce map of Hungary, engraved by Jan van Doeticum Jnr for Visscher in 1624, but this example published by Hondius in the first full edition of his atlas to contain this map (although it previously appeared in an Appendix of 1630]. It focuses on the conflicts between the Holy Roman and Ottoman empires foe control of the country: the larger towns are marked with crosses or crescents depending on which side had control of them.
[Ref: 14527]    £950.00 ($1,254 • €1,064 rates)


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