A NEW MAP OF THE KINGDOM OF HUNGARY AND OF THE COUNTRIES, PROVINCES &C. BORDERING THEREUPON; WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE BANNATS, COUNTIES, SANJIAC SHIPS, MOUNTAINS, PASSES, POST ROADS, CITIES &C. ...

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John Senex


A New Map of the Kingdom of Hungary And of the Countries, Provinces &c. Bordering thereupon; with their respective Bannats, Counties, Sanjiac Ships, Mountains, Passes, Post Roads, Cities &c. ...

Copper plate engraving, c.1710.
Image size 25 1/4 x 38 1/2" (64 x 98 cm) plus margins.
Good condition save for some soft creasing and minor splits parallel to centerfold and wing folds. Original outline color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93437
Price: $395.00
Publisher : Printed for T. Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard, John Bowles & Son in Cornhil, & Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street
This large map depicts a section of central and southeast Europe between the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea. During the 18th century, this area included states affiliated with the Kingdom of Hungary, which was a prominent European monarchy and multiethnic state from the years 1000-1946 (except for 1918-1920 during a period of revolution and military conflict). During the era depicted in this map, the kingdom was divided into sections separately governed by groups such as the Habsburg monarchs, the Ottomans, and the Zapolya family in Eastern Hungary.

Historically notable in this map are the Kingdom of Croatia, which was involved in a union with the Kingdom of Hungary and included the regions of Dalmatia and Bosnia, and the semi-independent Principality of Transylvania. The principality’s independence was not destined to last much longer than the time this map was made; Transylvania was invaded by the Habsburg monarchs near the end of the 17th century, and Habsburg power was consolidated there by 1711.

The English map seller, engraver, and explorer John Senex was one of the most important cartographers and scientific publishers of the early 18th century, and contributed immensely to the British map trade. Senex created influential world maps and globes, as well as separate regional maps like this one. Along with the fascinating political divisions depicted within the kingdom, the map shows mountains, forests, town and regional names, and routes of travel. A key shows distances in English, Hungarian, and German miles.
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