LOT 759
SOLD €380,00

[Hungary. Istvánffy] Regni Hungarici Historia,

Post obitum gloriosissimi Matthiae Corvini regis XXXIV. Quo Apostolicum hoc regnum Turcarum potissimum armis barbarè invasium, libris XXXIV. Rerum in Pannonia, Dalmatia, Transsivania, Moldavia, Bosnia, Illirico (...) ab anno 1490 (...) exactè descripta a Nicolao Ithuanffio (...). Cologne, J.W. Friessem, 1685, (8),552,(2),44,(36) p., with engraved frontispiece, contemporary blindstamped vellum with remains of ties, folio.

Vellum soiled, torn on upper joint and damaged to spine head. The first printing of this description of Hungary appeared in 1622. Miklós Istvánffy (1538-1615), the Hungarian "Livy", was a governor, humanist, historian and poet. The separately paged part of 44 p. (by Jacob Ketteler) discusses the siege of Vienna by the Turks in 1683.

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