Map of the Hungarian Empire
About the work
Place: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Whitehall
About the artist
Frederick de Wit, along with his son (also called Frederick) established a successful map business in Amsterdam, Holland. They produced detailed maps of the geographical regions of Europe, Africa and Asia, in a distinctive and attractive style which were (and which remain) popular with collectors. Many of the maps were originally issued separately. However, de Wit also intended them to be viewed within atlas editions.
- Leopold I, I. Lipót)
- Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, River Danube, Montenegro, Slovakia, Balkans, Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia
- trumpet, map (as Subject), allegory & symbolism, male portrait, Emperor, Christianity, putto
- Map of the Hungarian Empire
- published 1688
- Coloured engraving
- Purchased from Francis Edwards, November 1949
- under image, in ink handwriting: A signal victory obtained over ye Turks ... 17176 / N:S: at Salaribomon [?], not far from Potor...doyn [?] / P:E: ...[?] General a+ P. Eugen beseiging Belgrade was incompassed by a very powerful army off ye Turks. / who were totally defeated, July ye 16. N:S: 1717, and Belgrade delivere'd to the / Xtians 2 days after.
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