Regnum Hungarian in omnes suos comitatus accurate divisum
DE RAM, Johannes

Regnum Hungarian in omnes suos comitatus accurate divisum

I. de Ram
17th century
Size : 52,5 x 61,2 cm (feuille)
Color : Uncolored
Condition :
Technique : Copper engraving
Reference : 851-39

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Map of the Kingdom of Hungary divided into its counties during the 17th century.

It offers a detailed depiction of the Kingdom of Hungary, highlighting its division into various counties such as: Comitatus Albensis (Fehér), Comitatus Solnensis (Szolnok), Comitatus, Vesprimensis (Veszprém), Comitatus Bodrogiensis (Bodrog), Comitatus Hevesiensis (Heves), Comitatus Abaujvarensis (Abaúj), Comitatus Bachiensis (Bács), Comitatus Csongradiensis (Csongrád), Comitatus Baranyensis (Baranya), Comitatus Thurociensis (Turóc), Comitatus Tolnensis (Tolna), Comitatus Bihariensis (Bihar), Comitatus Segnensis (Somogy), Comitatus Sarosiensis (Sáros), Comitatus Arvensis (Orava), Comitatus Scepusiensis (Szepes).

The map meticulously marks numerous towns, rivers, and topographical features. A prominent feature is the Danube River, which flows through Hungary. Cities, towns, and other significant locations are labeled in Latin including: Budapest, Solnoc (Szolnok), Quinque Ecclesiae (Pécs), Alba Regalis (Székesfehérvár), Cassovia (Košice), Eperjes (Prešov), Szolnoca (Szolnok), Varadinum (Oradea), Agria (Eger), Posonium (Bratislava)...

This map is not only a geographical representation but also a historical document that provides insights into the political and administrative boundaries of the period. Maps like these were essential for understanding the territorial organization and geographical knowledge of the time. The Kingdom of Hungary, during the period this map was created, was a significant political entity within the Habsburg Monarchy and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

In the lower right corner, the map features an elaborate cartouche illustrated by  figures are in classical attire and are surrounded by symbols of navigation, geography, and sovereignty, such as globes, maps, and shields. The decorative elements of the map reflect the artistic conventions of the time, where maps were often as much works of art as they were tools for navigation and reference.

DE RAM, Johannes