Joannes Lucius, Joannes Blaeu
Paper, coloured engraving, illuminated with gold
52.5 x 44 cm
Map dedicated to Petar Zrinski, ban of Croatia. The map was created at the workshop of Joannes Blaeu in Amsterdam as an addition to the work by I. Lucic, O kraljevstvu Dalmacije i Hrvatske. Blaeu had inserted the map in Atlas Maior in 1667, and dedicated it to the Croatian ban Petar Zrinski: 'To the most illustrious and noble lord, Prince Peter of Zrin, the ban the Kingdom of Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia, hereditary ban of the Littoral, hereditary captain of the Legrad fortress and Medimurje peninsula, master and hereditary prince of Lika, Odorje, Krbava, Omis, Klis, Skradin, Ostrovica, Bribir etc.., Master of Kostajnica and the sliver mine at Gvozdansko, councillor and chamberlain to his anointed imperial majesty, master Ioannes Blaeu dedicates this map.'
Bought in 1911 from K. W. Hiersemann at Leipzig.
A. Pandzic, Stare karte i atlasi Povijesnog muzeja Hrvatske, Zagreb, 1987, page 73, catalogue number 38;
A. Pandzic, Pet stoljeca zemljopisnih karata Hrvatske, Zagreb, 1988, page 69, catalogue number 67;
Miroslav Kurelac, Ivan Lucic Lucius otac hrvatske historiografije, Zagreb, 1994, page 98