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Antique maps > europe > central europe > Antique map - bird's-eye view of Budapest by Braun and Hogenberg.
Buda, vulgo Ofen, Prima et Regia Ungarici Regni Civitas, ad Danubium Sita; quam Ptolemaeus Curtam, vel, ut Aliis Persuasum est, Salnum Nominat. Fran Jre. - Braun & Hogenberg, 1572.
Antique map - bird's-eye view of Budapest by Braun and Hogenberg.
TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TEXT: Buda, commonly known as Ofen, capital and royal city of Hungary, on the Danube. According to Ptolemy it was called Curta, or as others believe, Salmum (F. Ireneus).
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: " King Sigismund had magnificent houses built in Budapest, and within the citadel a palace in the ancient Roman style. [...] He also constructed a huge high palace in the town of Pest on the other side of the Danube, and he wanted to link both palaces with a bridge over the Danube. But envious Death prevented such an ambitious undertaking. [...] The city now lies in the hands of the Turks, who captured it in 1529, and much to the ruin and misery of the Christians who lived there." (Taschen)
This view is made after a woodcut by Erhard Schön.
Date of the first edition: 1572
Date of this map: 1572
Size: 15 x 47cm (5.9 x 18.3 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 4, 4835, State 1; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.98.
From: Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Liber Primus. Cologne, Theodor Graminaeus, 1572.. (Van der Krogt 4, 41:0)
Item number: 21901
Price: 500 Euro
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