Klis, Croatia Donato Bertelli c.1574
CLISSA. An interesting early engraved map showing the medieval fortress located near Split which became a royal castle and the seat of many Croation kings. Due to its strategic position it had a long history of being lost and reconquered. Taken from the work of Domenico Zenoi whose name appears in the small title panel at the bottom left of the map. 8 x 6 inches. Uncoloured. A little very light water staining otherwise good clean undamaged condition. Manuscript figure 8 in the top right hand blank margin.
From Civitatum aliquot insigniorum et locorum magis munitorum exacta delineatio published in Venice
The fortress was used as a location for the fictional city of Meereen in the series Game of Thrones
Trieste, Joseph Roux, 1764
TRIESTE. A small engraved chart showing the town and harbour of Trieste. Shows the depth soundings and anchorage points7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
Plate 65 From Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764
Cherso and Fiume, Joseph Roux, 1764
ISLE DE CHERZO. A small engraved chart orientated with east at the top showing the northern part of the island of Cherso with the mainland including the city of Fiume. Shows the depth soundings and anchorage points. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
Plate 67 From Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764
Split, Croatia. Joseph Roux, 1764
A small untitled engraved chart showing the fortified port and city of Split. Shows the depth soundings and anchorage points. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
Plate 69 From Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764
Adriatic and Balkans Ptolemy and Mercator 1730
TAB. V. EUROPAE, IN QUA RAETIA, PANNONIA, NORICUM, LIBURNIA, DALMATIA, CUM ITALIAE PARTE... An interesting engraved map of the region embelluished with a decorative title cartouche. 17 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Hand coloured. Repair to a split at the bottom of the centre fold. A little light creasing near the centre fold. Otherwise good clean condition with wide blank margins.
From Orbis Antiqui Tablulae Geographicae secumdum Cl. Ptolemaeum published by R. & J. Westenios and Guil. Smith
This atlas was the final edition of Mercator’s Ptolemaic atlas published over 130 years after his death. Claudius Ptolemy was an astronomer and mathematician working in Alexandria in the second century AD.
Western Balkans, Abraham Ortelius 1595
**SCHLAVONIAE, CROATIAE, CARNIAE, ISTRIAE, BOSNIAE, FINITIMARUMQUE REGIONUM NOVA DDESCRIPTIO, AUCTORE AUGUSTINO HIRSVOGELIO ** A fine early map of Northern Dalmatia. The title appears within a panel across the base of the map. Sailing vessel on the Adriatic and compass pointer. Latin text on verso. 18 x 13 inches. Uncoloured. Original centre fold. Superb clean and undamaged condition.
From Ortelius: Theatrum
Balkans, Jan Jansson c.1690
SCLAVONIA, CROATIA, BOSNIA CUM DALMATIAE PARTE An engraved map of the region embellished with a decorative title cartouche and three coats of arms. Bears the name of Gerard Mercator. Lines of latitude and longitude have been added for this later edition. 18 x 14 inches. Uncoloured. Original centre fold. Light crease on lower left and right sides. Large blank margins. Good clean condition.
Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, Antonio Zatta 1779
LA CROAZIA, BOSNIAE, SERVIA An engraved map of the Dalmatian coast from Istria to Dubrovnic, then away from the coast to Dmitrovgrad (Zaribrod) in Serbia. Decorative title cartouche which is dated 1781. 16 x 12 1/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Centre fold as published. Old stain in the bottom left hand blank margin otherwise good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold previously as a single map. From Atlante Novissimo.
Tyrol and Istria, Abraham Ortelius, 1595
RHETIAE ALPESTRIS DESCRIPTIO IN QUA HODIE TIROLIS COMITATUS / GORITIAE, KARSTII, CHACZEOLAE, CARNIOLAE, HISTRIAE, ET WINDORUM MARCHAE DESCRIP Two maps on one sheet by this famous 16th century cartographer. The one on the left shows the historical region of the Alps in western Austria and northern Italy. The map extends as far south as Verona. The other map shows the Istria peninsular in the Adriatic Sea with part of Croatia. Together they measure some 19 1/2 x 12 13/4 inches. Original centre fold. Latin text on verso. Later hand colouring. Fine clean crisp condition. This map has come straight from the atlas and is offered for the first time as a single map.
From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
The Danube, W. J. Blaeu c.1646
The Danube by W. J. Blaeu
River Danube, Blaeu c.1646
DANBIUS FLUVIUS EUROPAE AXIMUS A FONTIBUS AS OSTIA Cum omnibis Fluminibis, ab utroque latere, in illum desfluentibus A most impressive large engraved map of the River Danube from its source too the Black Sea with its various tributaries. A large decorative pictorial title cartouche with the Austrian emperor Ferdinand III and the Turkish sultan. In the bottom left hand corner is a large pictorial cartouche showing the scales with allegorical figures pouring water into the source of the Danube. Printed on two sheets and joined. 38 x 16 inches. Suberb early outline and wash hand colouring. I think that the top blang margin must have been wormed at sometime in the past and has been replaced with a strip pasted on. This has some traces of gum on the out edges. In the top printed border there are tiny traces of the worming near the numbers 37, 45 and 51. Worm hold in the blank area to the right of the title cartouche and two by the figure of the emperor. Otherwise the map is in good condition. Plain on verso with original centre fold and two other original vertical folds.
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