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Item ID Number: 5178;

Book Number 5178 
Author Francisci, Erasmus  
Title Neue und kurtze Beschreibung des Königreichs Ungarn, Dessen fürnehmsten Städten und Vestungen : Wobey vieler Belägerungen und dergleichen Denckwürdigkeiten 
Date c. 1664 
Publisher Johann Hofmann 
Place of Publication Nuremberg 
Volume Information 2 volumes in 1 
Cover Contemporary full vellum.  
Illustration Illustrated with 2 engraved title pages, 4 fold-out maps and 6 views (5 fold-out). 
Size 12vo (129x75mm).  
Condition There is a fold across one half of the first engraved title page and minor wear but the book is in very good condition. Text and engravings are clean. 
Provenance Signed by someone dating to 1664 but the name has been covered by ink and is only partially readable.  
Pagination P. Blank. Engraved title page. Title page. Introduction (1-19). 1-379 (80 mispag. 08). Index (1-5). Blank. Engraved title page. Title page. 1-187 (164 mispag. 163). Project 1-21. Blank. 
Translation Info  
Notes Text in German. Two volumes in one. This book describes cities and strongholds during the fourth Austro-Turkish War (1663-1664) with the focus being on the year 1663 in particular. The Austro–Turkish War was a short war between the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman aim was to resume the advance in central Europe, conquer Vienna and subdue Austria. The book contains a detailed description of the siege of Vienna, with maps and engravings; by C. M. (Conrad Meyer perhaps?). Erasmus Finx (1627 – 1694), aka Erasmus Francisci, was a German Polymath, author and writer of Christian hymns. Finx was born in Lübeck, the son of a lawyer and received higher education at Lüneburg and Stettin. He studied law and was travelling through Italy, France and the Netherlands afterwards. As of 1657, he worked as a reader at Endter publishing at Nuremberg, where he also published some of his books.  
Price (US$) 3750  
Short Description Book Europe Hungary; Book Military General; Book Near East Turkey; Book Europe Germany; Book Europe Austria;  

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