Trieste, Joseph Roux, 1764
Cherso and Fiume, Joseph Roux, 1764
Split, Croatia. Joseph Roux, 1764
Adriatic and Balkans Jan Jansson 1680
VETERIS PANNONIAE UTRIUSQUE NEC NON ILLYRICI DESCRIPTIO GEOGRAPHICA An engraved map of the Adriatic and Balkans in ancient times. Impressive decorative title cartouche with figures of gentlemen with swords. Second explanantion cartouche with a figure and a winged liion. 18 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Small faint Chethams Library stamp. This map was purchased by me from the library sale back in 1980. Very large blank margins. Good clean condition with no tears or repairs.
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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