Antique Maps of Croatia
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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")
"Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae Parte ". Copper engraving by Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) in original coloring. Duiburg, ca. 1600.
The western part of the Balkan is the area of focus on this map. In the lower left corner is the upper part of The Adriatic Sea with its many islands. The rivers Drau and Sava flow from west to east into the Danube river. To the far right is the city of Belgrade. Verso: Text in Spanish.
General browning, centerfold in lower margin is repaired, the edges on the wide margins are faulty, a small piece from the upper margin is missing. A crease goes from the lower right margin into the image. Condition: Good.
35.5 x 46 cm ( 14 x 18.1 ")
Order Nr. CROATIAMAP2410
„La Croazia, Bosnia, E Servia Di nuova Projezione"
Shows the Dalmatian coast from Istria to Dubrovnic, then away from the coast to Dmitrovgrad (Zaribrod) in Serbia
Copper etching by Antonio Zatta. Original hand coloring
Venise (Venezia, Venedig). Dated 1781
Condition: Very good. Wide margins
31 x 40,5 cm (ca. 12,.2 x 16")
Order Nr. CROATIA238310SOLD
"Fori Iulii Accurata Descriptio" Copper etching from the atlas „Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius. Antwerp, dated 1573. Hand colored most likely in the 20th century.
North Eastern Italy Friuli-Venzia-Giulia with the provinces Gorizia, Pordenone, Triest and Udine. Map shows also parts of Slowenia including Lubliana and Istria as well as other parts of Croatia. Coast line reaches from Venice to the Islands of Cres and Krk. Two beautiful Renaissance cartouches and two Renaissance vignette cartouches add to the decorative value of this map which shows an often neglected geographical area in great detail.
Reverse side text ist Latin. Page size is 59. Renaissance watermark is crossed arrows.
Condition: Very Good!
35.3 x 47.3 cm (13.9 x 18.6")
Order Nr. ITALIAMAPPA234615
"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. ITALIAMAPPA236447
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. BALKANMAP 1044
„Carinhtiae Ducatus, et Goritiae Palatinatus". „Histriae Tabula". „Zarae et Sebenici Descriptio". Three maps on one page. Copper etchings. Good recent hand coloring. Published in Abraham Ortelius: „Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" 1598.
Left half devoted to Carinthia in Austria. Right side divided to equal parts between the peninsula of Istria and the area of Zadar in Croatia. On half of the reverse side is text in Latin about the areas shown on the map.
Wide margins. General age toning. Margins partially spotty. Nice overall condition.
Page size: 45 x 56.5 cm (17.7 x 22.2").
Order Nr. AUSTRIAMAP1035
„Die Europaeische Tuerkei, Croatien, Herzegovina, Serbien, Bosnien und das Land der Montenegriner". (European Turkey.) Steel etching by Remer. Original borderline coloring. Published 1849 in Hildburghausen,Amsterdam and Philadelphia.
Two insets: Surrounding of Sarajevo and surrounding of Belgrade. Map shows the Balkan countries with their respective borders as European Turkey in 1849. In the lower left is a circular inset of Belgrade and surrounding area. In the upper right is an inset showing Sarajevo and surrounding area. The Coast reaches as far south as Alessio in Albania. In the upper right under the inset is a bit of the Danube river by Orsova and Widin. In the upper left is a bit of the Glina river.
Some slight insignificant foxing.
18.3 x 24.5 cm (7.2 x 10")
Order Nr. SERBIAMAP2434
"Westlicher Theil von Dalmatien". Copper engraving by J.W. Engelman after P. Santani and published by F.A. Schraembl. Dated 1789. Fine hand coloring.
Very detailed map of Dalmatia with Italian and German names reaching from Pago Island and Ponta Dura on the left to Almissa and Visetsch on the right side. The area at the very top is shown to be under Turkey at the time.
Map has wide margins and a vertical centerfold. A few light creases, especially along centerfold.Threetiny repaired tears on lower margin edge. Very clean. Condition is otherwise Almost Very Good.
46.2 x 60.7 cm ( 18.1 x 23.9 ")
Order Nr. CROATIAMAP 24410
"Dalmazia con Ragusi e L'Albania" Steel engraraving from an Italian source, ca 1850. Original hand outline coloring.
The names on this map are italian. At the top of the map is Carlopago in Croatia. At the bottom is Cattaro, Budna and Antivari.
Map has a few scattered spots mostly in margins. One larger spot on lower margin edge. A few scattered creases and uneveness in the paper. Printer´s stamp in lower right margin corner.
20.2 x 31.5 cm ( 7.9 x 12.4 ")
Order Nr. CROATIA2347 SOLD
"Goritiae, Karstii, Chaczeolae, Carnilae, Histriae, et Windorum Marchae Descript. " Copper etching after Wolfgang Lazius by Abraham Ortelius in very fine, modern, hand coloring. From the atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius. Published ca 1580.
Map is north oriented. On the left side is part of Carinthis is the upper left and abit lower is Goriza and then the Gulf of Trieste. The Istrian peninsula with the ancient names of its cities and towns points south into the Adriatic Sea. The islands in the lower right have their ancient names of Vegia, Arbi, Cigola and Osero. The lake shown is Lake Zirknitzer, the size much larger than it actually is. In the upper right is part of Styria
Margins are wide except the left margin is narrow as this map was on a page with the Rhaetia map. The map was not printed straight on the page. This is not disturbing by fine, antique maps. Small, repaired tear on lower margin edge. The image of the map is in very fine condition.
34 x 23 cm ( 13.3 x 9 ")
Order Nr. CROATIAMAP2435
Port St. George sur l'Isle
Copper engraving by Joseph Roux from "Recueil des principaux plans des ports et rades de la Mer Mediterranée", ca 1780.
A few very, minimal spots. Small binding holes in left margin.
12.6 x 19.3 cm ( 4.9 x 7.5 ")
Order Nr. CROATIA2442 SOLD
"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. SOLVENIAMAP2417
„Sclavonia oder Windisch Marck / Bossen/ Crabaten / etc". Woodcut from the „Cosmographia" by Sebastian Muenster (1488 - 1552). Ca. 1550.
From Carinthia to Triest and from the Drau river to Oberwossen in Croatia.
General age toning, somewhat darker in upper left and right margins and along centerfOld. A black spot in paper. Print from reverse side (title of map in
German) is showing faintly. Browning in upper left and right margins.
31.5 x 36 cm (12.4 x 14.2")
Order Nr. SLOVENIAMAP2419
"Theil der Illyrischen Provincen - Parte des Provinces Illyrennes". Copper engraving published in Weimar ca 1800.
On the leftside is written in diagonal print "Koenigreich Italien" (Kingom of Italy). In the lower right is a bit of the Adriatic Sea with Monfalcone, the harbor of Alberoni and Nabersina. The city of Goriza is emphasized with a shaded area. In the upper right corner are the towns of Idria and Ronzina.
Map is printed on heavy paper and has wide margins. A few minor spots, mostly in margins. In the upper margin is a light water stain and a repaired tear reaching to map image. Repairs on upper margin edge. The outer edges are somewhat frayed is as often the case with such paper. A few minor creases in margin corner.
30.7 x 40.5 cm ( 12 x 15.9 ")
Order Nr. SLOVENIAMAP2414
"Novissima et accuratissima Hungariae cum circumjacentibus in Mappa Geographica" Copper engraving by Matthaei Seutter ca 1720. Original hand coloring with some later color added.
This very detailed map has Belgrad almost in the ceenter. In the upper right is some of Poland and Moldavia. The pink area on the right side is Transylvania. The pink area in the lower left is Bosnia. The upper light yellow area is Hungary as it was at the time. The cartouche in the lower left is very decorative. Cherubs hold the various coats-of-arms. Above this cartouche is part of the coast of Croatia and Dalmatia. In the lower right is another decorative cartouche with a hunting scene.
Upper margin has been added. Margins are rather narrow. Vertical centerfold. A few thin creases.
50.5 x 58.5 cm ( 19.8 x 23 ")
Order Nr. HUNGARYMAP236463
"Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio". 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 of Central Europe focuses on Germany and the surrounding countries. The yellow - colored river to the left is the Rhine in its entire course. This map reaches far to the east with Koeningsberg in the northeast and as far south as Croatia.
Order Nr. DEUTSCHLANDMAP1182
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 ")
"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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