Antique Maps of the Balkans
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"Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae parte"
Hand-colored copper etching by Gerard Mercator.
Published in the atlas by Henricus Hondius, Janssonius
Map shows Mediterranian coast line from the island of Rab (Arbe) to the island of Brac (Brazza). In the north the run of the river Drau from Ptuj (Pettau) in Slowenia towhee it joins the Danube at Belgrade. So this map comprises parts of Slowenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia
Tiny repaired tear on lower
margin edge. a few hardly visible. creases.
Wide margins. Very pleasant hand-coloring, Good condition.
46 x 37 cm (ca. 18 x 14.5")
Macedonia & c.
In the lower right is Malta and
Wood engraving printed in
color, ca 1880.
29 x 21.5 cm ( 11.4 x 8.4 ")
Order Nr. MEDITERRANEANMAP1351
No title. Retia, Vindelicia, Noricum, Istria, Pannonia Superior, Pannonia Inferior, Illyriseu, Lyburnia, Dalmatia.
Wood cut by Martin Waldseemueller after Claudio Ptolemy. : From „Claudio Ptolemei...Geographiae opus novissima...MDXIII". Strasbourg, 1513. Very nice recent hand coloring.
This very early map in trapeze form shows the ancient regions named above. It reaches from Bregenz in Western Austria to the Macedonian border. Showing Svebia, Bavaria, Austria, Slowakia, Slowenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegowina, Hungary and parts of Romania south to the Macedonian and Albanian border.
Map has pleasant light age toninhg. Uper and lower margins have been added. Some traces of age and use of minor importance.
Trapeze: 33.3 x 43.5 to 50.5 cm (13.1 x 17.1 to 19.9"). Page size 37 x 58.8 cm (14.6 x 23.1")
Order Nr. BALKAN MAP 1044
„Thraciae Veteris Typus". Originally hand colored copper etching by Abraham Ortelius for his atlas „Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Antwerp, 1585. Clean map belonging to the series of historical maps which Abraham Ortelius engraved himself!
Map has three cartouches: title and two historically explanatory ones. All of them with decorative Renaissance cartouches. Very detailed focus on Dardanelles and Bosporus. Also on Athos and the islands of Lemnos, Imbros, Samos, Thasus, Tenedos. It also shows in detail the Romanian coast of the Black Sea. It gives detailed historical names of peoples who lived in this wayward area. Verso text: Latin.
Left margin has insignifican spot. Beautiful patina through general age toning. No tears or other blemishes! One tiny hole alongside centerfold. Very good general condition and pleasant appearance to the eye.
35.4 x 47.6 cm (13.9 x 18.7")
Because of its special beauty: $ 580.00
Order Nr. BALKANMAP1040
"Transylvania, Siebenburgen". Copper etching by Gerhard Mercator and edited by Johann Janssonius. Amsterdam, ca 1640. Original hand coloring.
This map shows the region of Siebenburgen in Rumania. The area is bordered by the Carpatian Mountains, the Bihar Mountains. Verso: Text in French.
Map has wide margins that are lightly browned. The text from the backside shows lightly in the image. Some water stains in margins and a repair on the lower margin edge. Condition is Almost Very Good.
33.6 x 42.7 cm ( 13.2 x 16.8 ")
Order Nr. BALKANMAP1034
"Transylvania". Copper etching by G. Bouttats from "Erster Atlas von Ungarn und Dalmatiien" published in 1690. Modern hand coloring.
Hermannstadt, Weissenburg and Kockelburg are almost in the center of this map of Transylvania. In the upper right is the Bruth river and in the lower right is a bit of the Walachei. In the lower left is part of the course of the Merisch river. There are many topographical details on this map. some place names are in two languages.
Some minimal scattered spotting in margins. Piece of lower left margin corner has been replaced. Folds to fit book size. Overall condition is Almost Very Good.
31.1 x 39.5 cm ( 12.2 x 15.5 ")
Order Nr. BALKANMAP1035 SOLD
"Daciarum, Moesiarumque, vetus descriptio". Copper etching from "Theatrum orbis terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp 1595. Recent hand coloring.
This very attractive map was done by the great cartograph, Abraham Ortelius, himself. It shows the area of present day Romania and Bulgaria extending south to the Bosporus by Istanbul. The map has three Renaissance cartouches. The title cartouche is on the left side and the lower cartouche has a saying of Ovid. The cartouche in the upper right has a dedication. Verso: Text in Latin.
Map has light toning and the margins light spotting. General condition is Very Good.
34.9 x 45.8 cm ( 13.7 x 18 ")
Order Nr. BALKANMAP1031
"Regiones Danubianae, Pannoniae, Daciae, Moesiae cum Vicino Illyrico"
Historic map showing the Balkans. Both sides of the Danube from Comagena (Tulln, Austria) to its mouth (Black Sea). Roamn coins and medals around title cartouche.
Type of print. Copper etching
Color: Original hand coloring
Author: Samuel Faber (1657-1716)
Publisher: Christoph Weigel (1654-1725)
Published: Nuremberg, 1720
Edition: Weigel reissued "Atlas Scholastichodoeporicus…" which Faber originally published in 1716.
Condition: Beautifully bright original hand coloring. Reenforcement and small repairs along centerfold. Wide margins spotty and a bit wrinkly. Margins have traces of age and use.
30,8 x 38,8 cm (ca. 12.1 x 15.2")
Order Nr. BALKANMAP239220
"Bosnien, Dalmatien, Istrien, Kroatien u. Slawonien"
Detailed map printed in color,
1890. In the lower center is an inset showing the area
Map has a vertical centerfold. Light age toning in margins.
21 x 27 cm ( 8.2 x 10.6 " )
Order Nr. BALKANMAP242384
"Carte de L ´Albania et du Montenegro 1854 "
Line lithograph map published in Paris in 1879.
Map has folds to fit original book size. Tiny part of lower line missing in lower right corner.
22 x 18 cm ( 9 x 7.1 ")
Order Nr. BALKANMAP238182
"Bosnie, Servie, Valachie"
Line lithograph map published in Paris in 1879.
Map has three vertical folds to fit book size. Very light toning on centerfold.
18.1 x 22.9 cm ( 7.1 x 9 ")
Order Nr. BALKANMAP234971
"Spezial Karte der Dobrudscha" Wood engraving ca 1880. On the reverse side is an article ( in German ) about the Russian Turkish War.
Very detailed map showing the mouth of the Danube ( Donau ) into the Black Sea ( Danube Delta. The Danube flows into the map in the lower left corner.Map shows the main roads of the time.
23.5 x 31 cm ( 9.2 x 12.2 ")
Order Nr. BALKANMAP236078
"Daciarum, Moesiarumque, vetus descriptio". Copper etching from "Theatrum orbis terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp. Although dated 1595 it is from the 1603 edition. Recent hand coloring.
This map is almost the same as the previous map but with different coloring, dating and slightly different condition.
This very attractive map was done by the great cartograph, Abraham Ortelius, himself. It shows the area of present day Bulgaria extending south to the Bosporus by Istanbul. The map has three Renaissance cartouches. The title cartouche is on the left side and the lower cartouche has a saying of Ovid. The cartouche in the upper right has a dedication. Verso: Text in Latin.
Map has light toning. The upper margin is narower with a repair in the upper left margin corner. The two upper margin corners are somewhat browned. General condition is Very Good.
34.9 x 45.8 cm ( 13.7 x 18 ")
Order Nr. BALKANMAP1032
"Tavola Sesta dell'Europa - Tabula Europae VI" Italien
Type of print: Copper etching
Artist: Girolamo Porro
Published in: "Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"
Publisher: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli
First published in: "Geographia" von Claudius Ptolemy
Edition: Italian edition
Editor: Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)
Published in: Venice
Date: 1598 Map shows all of Italy including parts of Sicily and Sardinia
Map size: Ca. 12,5 x 17 cm (ca. 4.9 x 6.7")
Page size: Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.2 x 7.5")
Reverse side: Balkan. See description below.
Condition: Lower margin is missing a piece of paper (see foto). Map itself flawless.
"Tavola Quinta Dell'Europa - Tabula Europae Quinta"
Map shows on reverse side: the entire Balkan and an undefined Italy to create the geographical oversight.
Order Nr. ITALIA236447
"Le Royaume de Naples Divise
en Douze Provinces sur les Memoires les Plus Nouueaux"
Copper engraving by H. Jaillot ( 1632-1712) Published ca 1695 in Paris. Outline hand coloring.
This attractive map shows the
Kingdom of Naples in fine detail. The map extends as far
north as Ascoli Piceno.
Map has a vertical centerfold.
Lower margin has been reeinforced. Map has some scattered
44 x 55.5 cm ( 17.3 x 21.8 ")
Order Nr. ITALIAMAPPA242214
"Karte von der Moldau, Walachai u. Siebenbuergen nebst Theilen der angraenzenden Laender". Steel engraving by F. Handtke For C. Flemming in Glogau ca 1860. Some original hand outline coloring.
To the left of the title is Lemberg and Galizia. In the upper right is Kiev and Podolien. In the lower ight is part f the black Sea. In the lower center is part of Bulgaria with Tirnova and Varna. On the left is eastern Hungary. In the center is Romania.
Map is clean. Upper margin is narrow.
43.5 x 33.7 cm ( 17.1 x 13.2 ")
Order nr. BALKANMAP1042
"Turquie d Europe" Steel engraving by Th. Duvotenay, 1840.
Map shows Bosnia, Walachia, Albania, Transyvania (Romania) and Bulgaria as it was then part of turkey. Part of Turkey is shown in lower right corner. In the upper left is an inset showing the island of Creta.
Clean map.Right margin narrow. Lower margin line missing. Vertical folds to fit book size.
17.5 x 22.8 cm ( 6.8 ")
Order Nr. ASIAMINORMAP18483
„Die Laender der unteren Donau vom Vten bis in das Xte Jahrhundert". Countries along the lower Danube from the 5th into the 10th century.
Steel etching by W. Alt. 1846. Faint borderline coloring.
Page size: 37 x 43.8 cm (14.6 x 17.2").
Order Nr. BULGARIAROMANIAMAP0903
"Europ. Tuerkei: Rumelien, Bulgarien und Walachei". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original outline coloring.
Map shows part of Rumania in the north with Bulgaria shown in blue. In the upper left is a bit of Hungary with Serbia shown in pink. In the lower center is part of the Aegean Sea. In the lower right is Turkey and the Black Sea takes up the upper right area. The circle inset in the black Sea is Constantinople (Istanbul) on both sides of the Dardanelles and Maramara Sea. In the lower right is a circular inset of more details of the straits of Dardanelles.
Map has light browning on margins edges. Condition is otherwise Almost Very Good.
18.5 x 24.5 cm ( 7.2 x 9.6 ")
Order Nr. BALKANMAP1037
Copper etching from: "Geographia" by Claudio Ptolemy. Originally edited and published by Willibald Pirckheimer. This edition, which comprises all 64 maps of the "B" edition, including the "New World", was published by Josephus Meletius 1562 in Venice.
This map shows Austria, southern Germany, the Balkans and Italy. In the north is the Danube river and the Carpathian mountains. In the upper left is a bit of the Rhine river. Text on backside gives historical data in Italian of Rhatien and Vindelicia.
Map has light browning and repairs along centerfold. General condition is otherwise Good.
17.7 x 24.2 cm ( 6.9 x 9.5 ")
"Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae, Finitimarumque Regionum Nova Descriptio Auctore Augustino Hirsvogelio"Copper engraving by August Hirschvogel for Abraham Ortelius ca 1600. Original hand coloring.
Flowing horizontally through the center of the map is the Sava River. IN the upper right is a small part of the Danube River at the confluence with the Drava River.In the upper left is part of Carinthia in Austria. Villach is on the left edge of the map. The map reaches as far south as Nin and Zadar on the Adriatic coast. On half of the backside is a bit of information (in Italian) about the map.
Map has vertical centerfold with some creasing along fold line.A few small, scattered spots in margins.
33.5 x 45 cm (13.1 x 17.7 ")
Order Nr. SL0VENIAMAP2417
"Moesiae et Daciae, Tabula Contiens una Poloniam, Russiam nigram, etc.". Copper etching by Peter Bertius (1565-1629) for Philipp Cluver Philipp (1580 - 1623) , an early author of historic maps. His works were published long beyond his lifespan. The This map comes from a pocket size atlas (duodez): Philippi Cluverii. Introductionis in Universam Geographiam tam veterem quam novam Libri. Amsterdam, 1661. Originally colored.Centerfold. Size: ca.12 x 12,5 cm (ca.4.72 x 4.92"). Narrow margins all around, especially on right side. General toning. Minimal foxing.
This map concentrates on the ancient regions of Moesia and Daccia. In the northwest is Cassubia and Pomerania. To the southwest is then Poland, Hungary,Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and ancient Illyris. The green area in the north is Black Russia. Further south is Romania and Bulgaria with a small bit of the Black Sea to be seen in the southeast.
Order Nr. BALKANMAP10310
"Tavola Nvova de Schiavonia"
Copper etching from: "Geographia" by Claudio
Ptolemy. Originally edited and published by Willibald
This very early maps shows Slovenia with
Lubjana in the upper left corner and continues to Belgrade
in the upper right corner. The many islands
Map has light browning along centerfold.
Small worhole repair on centerfold. Upper right margin area
has some brown spots. Light offsetting. Overall
17.5 x 24.2 cm ( 6.8 x 9.5 ")
Order Nr. SLOVENIAMAP2411
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