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

Amsterdam, 1645

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.
Small repairs on upper mrgin edge.

Wide margins. Very pleasant hand-coloring, Good condition.

46 x 37 cm (ca. 18 x 14.5")

$ 580.00

Order Nr.BALKAN246031

"Ungarische Erbstaaten IV. Koenigreich Dalmatien Kreis 2. Spalatro, 3. Makarska"

Lithograph map from Schliebens "Atlas from Europe". Original outline coloring.
Published 1825.
Notice that the map has some of the early names for the islands and cities shown.
The right side of the map shows the area of Turkish domination (Ottoman Empire)that lasted from1299 to 1922
in various parts of Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Mediterranean area.
Dalmatia was not part of the Ottoman Empire.

Map has a light spot in the center and a few light scattered spots in margins.
Light natural age toning.

Map image: 19 x 26 cm ( 7.4 x 10.2")

$ 210.00

Order CROATIAMAP253345

"Carte von Dalmatien und dem Gebieth von Ragusa aus ächten Quellen gezogen und bearbeitet von …"

Herausgegeben von Joseph Schrevogel und Joseph Riedl 1810 Wien und Pest"

This oversize wall map measures (when the eight individual sheets are assembled) 85,5 x 225 cm (ca. 33.7 x 88.6")

Map is surrounded by an ornamental bordure.


To pour, right away, water into the wine: We have only six of the eight sheets.

Sheets Nr. 3 and Nr. 7 are missing. We have waited while trying several years hoping to complete the map. But we were unsuccessful. We are sure that there must be colleagues or private persons who happen to have just these missing links, who would be willing to offer us sheets 3 and 7.

The numbering of sheets are peculiar on this map: Normally sheet 1 to 4 would form the upper row from left to right and sheets 5 to 8 would be placed in the lower row.

Here sheet 1 is placed in the lower right with title and print details. Above sheet 1 is sheet 2. Sheet 3 (here missing), is in the lower row next to sheet 1. Above it is sheet 4. Then sheet 5, and above it sheet 6. Then sheet 7 (here missing), and above it in the upper left corner sheet 8. All sheets bear Roman numbers.

The map was cartographed, and the geographical names of places, islands, mountains, etc. this entire part of Dalmatia was part of the Habsburg Empire. The Italians were heirs to the long lasting Venetian rule in the area. The elites in Dalmatia spoke Italian and felt Italian, although the Italian population amounted to less than 3%. All this explains why this map was created in Vienna and why the place names on it are in the Italian and in the German languages.

There is another specialty with regard to this map: It shows the boundaries of the "Stato di Ragusa" or the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik). When this map was published in 1810 the Republic of Ragusa had actually vanished from existence. It actually ended officially in 1808, when Napoleon and his troops dissolved the city state - after more than 500 years from 1358-1808! Ragusa (Dubrovnik) was a Mediterranean Trade Capital, proud, successful and wealthy, flourished especially in the 15th and 16th centuries.

There are only few maps and hardly any as pricise and well cartographed of the Republic of Ragusa as this one.

All maps have a vertical centerfold with very light toning along centerfold.
The outer edges of the maps have a natural uneveness of handmade paper.
Some spotting and smudges in the margins. Heavy paper.

Measurement of the entire map (including the missing sheets):

85,5 x 225 cm (ca. 33.7 x 88.5")

The individual sheets measure (margins not included): Ca. 43 x 55 cm (ca. 16.9 x 21.6")

Price for the six maps $ 1800.00


""Krain - Istrien"

Very detailed map of the Krain region in Slovenia and Istrien published 1888.

In the upper left is Moggio in Friaul and in the upper right is Pettau in Slovenia.
In the lower left is an inset showing Pola and the surrounding area.
In the lower right is Kladus in mnorthwest Bosnia. Adelsberg is in the center of the map.

21 x 27 cm ( 8.2 x 10.6 "9

Order Nr. CROATIA248702 SOLD

"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 ")


"Hystereich" Istria

Strongly printed woodcut. With the continuation of the article on the following page.

Published in "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Muenster (1488-1552)

German edition. Basel, 1553

Map shows the Istrian peninsula, the Golfo di Trieste, Pola, Rijeka, along the Dalmatian coast to the city of Senj (latin: Senia oder Segna; German: Zengg; italian: Segna),

the islands Cres and Krk. All of Slowenia, Parts of Carinthia, Friaul, Ljubljana.

Age-toned. The map in very good condition. Strong imprint.

Map: 14,4 x 15,2 cm (ca. 5.7 x 6")

Page size: 31 x 19 cm (ca. 12.2 x 7.5)"

$ 160.00

Order Nr. CROATIAMAP251851

„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")

$ 220.00

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")

$ 560.00

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)

Text: Italian.

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.

Reverse side

"Tavola Quinta Dell'Europa - Tabula Europae Quinta"

Map shows on reverse side: the entire Balkan and an undefined Italy to create the geographical oversight.

$ 350.00

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")

$ 3200.00


„Thraciae Veteris Typus". Original hand colored copper etching by Abraham Ortelius for his atlas „Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Antwerp, 1585. Clean map belonging to the series of historical maps which Abraham Ortelius engraved himself!

Map has three cartouches: title and two historically explanatory ones. All of them with decorative Renaissance cartouches. Very detailed focus on Dardanelles and Bosporus. Also on Athos and the islands of Lemnos, Imbros, Samos, Thasus, Tenedos. It also shows in detail the Romanian coast of the Black Sea. It gives detailed historical names of peoples who lived in this wayward area. Verso text: Latin.

Left margin has insignifican spot. Beautiful patina through general age toning. No tears or other blemishes! One tiny hole alongside centerfold. Very good general condition and pleasant appearance to the eye.

35.4 x 47.6 cm (13.9 x 18.7")

Because of its special beauty: $ 720.00

Order Nr. BALKANMAP1040

„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").

$ 800.00

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")

$ 95.00

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 ")

$ 125.00

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 "


Port St. George sur l'Isle de Lissa
(Island of Vis)

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 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. CROATIA2442 SOLD

„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")

$ 260.00


"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 ")



"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.

$ 200.00


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 ")


Order Nr.BALKANMAP1043

"Tavola Nvova de Schiavonia"

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 very early maps shows Slovenia with Lubjana in the upper left corner and continues to Belgrade in the upper right corner. The many islands
are shown along the Adriatic coast which reaches as far south as southern Albania. Basically the map includes the Balkan countries of Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and most of Albania. Italy is shown with a few major cities as points of orientation. Notice the coat-of-arms in the lower
left corner. Text on one side of backside in Italian about the area shown on map.

Map has light browning along centerfold. Small worhole repair on centerfold. Upper right margin area has some brown spots. Light offsetting. Overall
condition is otherwise Almost Very Good.

17.5 x 24.2 cm ( 6.8 x 9.5 ")

$ 390.00


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