Hungary Transylvania Croatia 1799 Cary fine folio antique map w/ old hand colorBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
A New Map of Hungary,
With its Divisions Into Gespanchafts or Counties;
The Principality of Transylvania, Croatia, &c.
From the Latest Authorities.
Issued London, 1799 by John Cary.
A lovely oversize late 18th century map of Hungary, Transylvania, and the surrounding region, by this important English engraver / cartographer.
In Good+ to near VG mostly clean condition.
Some light offsetting and very light scattered foxing, slight ripple to paper running parallel down right of centerfold, as often seen on old maps. Overall remains clean and well-preserved, still visually attractive and pleasing. Original center fold as issued.
Well worthy of framing for display.
Cary's maps were issued in a variety of coloring levels, this example with full block color heightened in outline and with the sea area colored displaying the highest and visually most pleasing. The Rumsey Collection example is of the type more frequently encountered, with only outline color.
Sheet measures c. 25" W x 21 3/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 20 1/2" W x 18" H.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p.239