Attractive rare map by Bussemecher and Quad of the Balkans in full original colour.

Very detailed map follows the course of the Danube and its tributaries across the northwestern Balkans with the political divisions of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Dalmatia. The map features a large portrait of Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor from 1576-1612. Engraved by Quad, with his initial "Q" at bottom right, as well as the imprint of Johan Bussemacher, who published several of Quad's works. German text on verso.

A small old stain just encroaching bottom centre , a small price to pay for original colour .

Good margins V good condition.

code : M3805

Cartographer : QUAD Matthias

Date : 1600

Size : 19*27 cms

availability : Available

Price : £295

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Matthias Quad (1557-1613) was a geographer, humanist and engraver who studied in Heidelberg and later worked from both Cologne and Heidelberg. Quad was an important figure in Cologne, publishing under a number of pseudonyms as well as his own name, during this early period and would certainly have come under the influence of Frans Hogenberg who engraved the maps for Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" and who, with Georg Braun, involved Quad in engraving some of the maps in their great town book, the "Civitates Orbis Terrarum". Quad helped to establish Cologne as the centre of German map production and consequently established the city's important role in terms of European cartography at this time.