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Mitchell King Atlas, 1662-1695

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27. Regni Hungariae, Graeciae, et Moreae ac Regionum
27. Regni Hungariae, Graeciae, et Moreae ac Regionum Map by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) covers the Danube River from Germany to the Black Sea. Depicts all of the Balkans, Hungary, Romania and parts of Austria, Italy and Germany. The map was apparently printed at the height of the Ottoman wars against the European powers in the late seventeenth century. A table in the lower left depicts the names of cities in the Hungarian kingdom that were lost to the Ottomans and when they were recovered to date. The latest date on the table is 1687. However, according to the table, the recapture of Buda (Budapest) took place in 1686 but an examination of Buda on the map reveals a date of 1688. Other known examples of this map include the recovery of Belgrade (Belgrado) in 1688 in the table although this version of the map does not. It is possible this map was printed immediately before the Siege of Belgrade in 1688 or after 1690 when the city was reclaimed by the Turks (and the subsequent reference to Belgrado in the table may have been expunged). Title cartouche depicts a Christian saint and the Hapsburg eagle. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
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14. Accuratissima Galliae Tabula Vulgo Royaume de France
14. Accuratissima Galliae Tabula Vulgo Royaume de France Map of France by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) includes Belgium and Luxembourg and parts of Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and England. Title cartouche depicts a Roman soldier and other allegorical figures. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
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29. Accuratissima et Maxima Totius Turcici Imperii Tabula
29. Accuratissima et Maxima Totius Turcici Imperii Tabula A map of Turkish possessions including Egypt and Greece by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) shows the Arabian peninsula in the center. A decorative cartouche adorned with several costumed figures, a pyramid, and lions. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
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01. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula
01. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula This double hemisphere map by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) is accompanied by two small hemispheres based on the North and South Poles. The South Pole only includes the southernmost tip of South America. The North Pole shows parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. Four scenes surround the map and symbolize the four elements: fire, air, earth and water. In the upper left scene fire is symbolized with a scene of war and destruction and by Cerberus, the three-headed dog who guarded the gate to Hades. The upper right scene is of air with Olympus and the zodiac. The bottom left depicts earth with a pastoral scene symbolizing peace. Ships, a sea monster (whale), Neptune with his wife Amphitrite and their sons, the Tritons, all represent water in the lower right scene. "M King" 1811" written on upper right. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
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02. Nova et Accurata totius Europae Descriptio
02. Nova et Accurata totius Europae Descriptio Map of Europe by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) includes western Russia and Iceland. The title cartouche on left supported by putti. Other embellishments show the abduction of Europa by Zeus, a sea monster and ships on the oceans. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
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23. Accuratissima Germaniae Tabula Denuo in lucem edita
23. Accuratissima Germaniae Tabula Denuo in lucem edita Map of central Europe by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701). Map extends from France in the west to Poland in the east and from Croatia and Italy in the south to the Netherlands in the north. The Hapsburg eagle holds the title banner in the upper left cartouche. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
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28. Peloponnesus Hodie Moreae Regnum
28. Peloponnesus Hodie Moreae Regnum Map of the Peloponnese in southern Greece by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701). Written next to many cities on the map (Athens, Corinth) are the dates they were recovered by the Venetians from Ottoman control. Latest date found on map is 1687. Title cartouche depicts the Venetian lion towering over Turkish soldiers. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
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06. Accuratissima Regnorum, Sueciae, Daniae et Norvegiae, Tabula
06. Accuratissima Regnorum, Sueciae, Daniae et Norvegiae, Tabula Map of Scandinavia by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) includes the Baltic and part of Russia. The title cartouche with an armorer's forge and Swedish coat of arms probably alludes to Sweden's power in the late seventeenth century. 52 x 62cm
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07. Dania Regnum in quo sunt Ducatus Holsatia et Slesvicum Insulae Danicae
07. Dania Regnum in quo sunt Ducatus Holsatia et Slesvicum Insulae Danicae Map of Denmark with the Baltic Sea and the southern portion of Sweden by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701). Title cartouche displays the Danish coat of arms. 52 x 62cm.
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12. Accuratissima Totius Regni Hispaniae Tabula
12. Accuratissima Totius Regni Hispaniae Tabula Detailed map of the Iberian Peninsula by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701). Includes the Balearic Islands and part of north Africa. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.