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Dotis Ungaris Thata - Braun & Hogenberg, 1618.
Bird's-eye view of Tata in Hungary by G. Hoefnagel.
TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TEXT: Dotis, in Hungarian Tata, a castle in Lower Hungary, well fortified due to its favourable position and by human exertion. Procured by Georg Hoefnagel.
COMMENTARY BY BRAUN: "The castle is well secured today with very deep moats and ramparts of earth and timber, but on the other hand not so well that it would be able to resist a siege for a long time. Together with Veszprém and other fortresses in the same region, it became Turkish under Sultan Süleyman, but was then recaptured by Count Ecken of Salm in 1566."
The town of Tata is not visible in this plate, which shows the fortress-like castle in the middle of a marshy landscape, in cavalier perspective from the northwest. Many holes in the outer walls and on the castle, which has been damaged in places by cannon fire, bear witness to armed conflicts. This is further underlined by the depiction of a cannon that has just been fired in the round corner bastion in the lower right-hand corner. The 14th-century castle was taken by the Ottomans in 1560, but was subsequently recaptured. It was then extended to a mighty fortress with walls built according to the Italian model. In the 18th century the castle passed into the possesion of the Esterhà¡zy family, who gave the town some magnificent Barocque buildings. (Taschen)
First edition: 1617
Size: 32.5 x 44.5cm (12.7 x 17.4 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Excellent, superb old colour.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 4, 4264; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p.470.
From: Theatri praecipuarum Totius Mundi Urbium Liber Sextus Anno MDCXVIII. (Koeman, B&H6)
Item number: 23438
Price: 750 Euro
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