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Notitia Hungariae novae historico geographica, divisa in partes quatuor, quarum prima, Hunga- riam Cis-Danubianam; altera, Trans-Danubianam, tertia, Cis-Tibiscanam, quarta, Trans-Tibiscanam: universibus XLVIII. Comitatibus designatam, expromit. Regionis Situs, Terminos, Montes, Campos, Fluvios, Lacus, Thermas, Caeli, Solique ingenium, Naturae munera & prodigia; Incolas variarum Gentium, atque harum mores; Provincia- rum Magistratus; Illustres Familias; Urbes, Arces, Oppida, & Vicos propemodum omnes; Singulorum praeter- ea, Ortus & Incrementa, Belli Pacisque Conversiones, & Praesentem Habitum; Fide optima, Adcuratione sum- ma, explicat. Opus, hucusque desideratum, & in commune utile. elaboravit -----. Accedunt Samuelis Mikovinii Mappae, sing

BEL, Matthias [Mátyás Bél] (1684-1749)

Editorial: Paulii Straubi and Johannes Petri van Ghelen 1735-1742, Vienna, 1735
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4 volumes, folio (400 x 250mm). Vol. I: [xxiv], 696pp.; Vol. II: [xx], 587pp.; Vol. III: [xxvi], 642pp., [1, ads.]; Vol. IV: [xvi], 768pp. Titles printed in red and black. All with identical copperplate engraved printer’s device, of Straub, putti operating pulley to raise obelisk, two are signed by Georg Phillip Rugendas (1666-1742), the famed Augsburg based military painter and engraver. /// In vol. I, full-page engraved frontispiece of Charles VI with Mercury displaying map and other personifications of rule over Hungary signed by Andreas and Josephus Schmuzer. In vol. II, full-page engraved frontispiece of Mátyás Bél signed by the Schmuzer brothers. In vol. III, full-page engraved frontispiece of Matthias Corvinus was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458, at the age of 14, until his death. Generously illustrated throughout: first volume with 2 folding plates: 1 map of administrative county in Kingdom of Hungary Pozsony (Posoniensis) incorporating modern day Slovakia, and panoramic views of two Slovakian cities. Second volume, two folding plates and one full-page plate, each with two panoramic views of Hungarian cities and regions, two other folding plates of maps for counties Turóc (Thurotziensis) and Foliensis. Third volume, folding map of Counties of Pest (Pesthsiensis), Pilis (Pilisiensis), Solt (Solthensis), and full-page plans for Visegrad castle. Fourth volume, 3 folding plates with maps of administrative counties in Kingdom of Hungary (modern day Slovakia) Nógrád (Neogradiensis), Bars (Barsiensis), Hont (Hontensis), folding genealogical tables of Counties Bereg, Balassa, Fogoras, Fogoras de Ghymes, the family of Ujfalusi de Divek–Ujfalu. All engraved maps signed by Georg David Christoph Nicolai. The largest plate in collection (mat window 300 x 1420mm) depicting Budapest looking from the opposite side of the Danube framed separately (some repairs) and signed, "S. Mikoviny del. I. et A. Schumuzer sc. Vien" And "Ex fragmentis Joan Fr. Reviczky." Copperplate engraved chapter head and tail-pieces of angels and virtues, similar historiated paragraph initials throughout, mos. Period calf; (joints worn, minor loss to spine tips, calf worn and rubbed, some light stains and small tears). 1930s catalogue ticket to upper cover of first volume and interior of vol. II, Gr. Almasy anf Teleki Eva, Auctions. First volume with early ownership inscription dated 1735, partly canceled and extensive inscriptions on facing blank dated a century later. Bél’s great extolment of Hungarian history contributed to the evolution of Hungarian Literary language, the four volumes were printed in Vienna from 1735 to 1742. This is the opus magnum of Mátyás Bél in which he aimed at a comprehensive topographical and historical description of Hungary. The greatest initiative of Mátyás Bél (1684-1749), Lutheran pastor and polymath from Hungary, who also called himself the "Great Ornament of Hungary," was this encyclopedic overview of Hungary’s history and geography. However the county based descriptions are not only, as the title suggests "historical and geographical" (Notitia Hungariae novae historico geographica), but also include educational- and literary history, folkloric approaches as well as thorough researches in the history of the church, genealogical studies, even treating archives and coat of arms descriptions. The first chapter of the huge work describes 9 counties located to the east of the Danube. Bél wrote information about towns, districts and villages within the individual counties. His empirical data gathered on spot is of special importance, they reveal the circumstances of archaeology, ethnography, economy, education and more. Only four volumes had been published, the rest remained in manuscript A fifth volume containing Moson county alone was published after Bél’s death (probably in 1749) and it only has a preceding page title: Matthiae Belii Notitia Hungariae novae geographico historica. Pars secunda Trans-Danubiana. Tomus quintus. N° de ref. de la librería KK6525

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Título: Notitia Hungariae novae historico ...

Editorial: Paulii Straubi and Johannes Petri van Ghelen 1735-1742, Vienna

Año de publicación: 1735

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

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