Rare Carel Allard map of the course of the Danube, from Regensburg, Passau and Vienna to the Black Sea.
The map extends south to the Adriatic, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania and north to Moravia and Poland, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.
Fine decorative cartouche.
Carel (Carol) Allard (Allardt) (1648–1709) was an engraver and publisher based in Amsterdam. Part of a prominent family of Dutch mapmakers, publishers, and print sellers, his father was engraver and publisher Hugo Allard (1627–1684), who left his business to Carel upon his death. Carel published anything in demand, including maps, topography, ethnography, newsprints, and restrikes of old plates of artistic prints, many of which likely came from his father’s stock. In 1706, Carel gave his copperplates to his son Abraham Allard, before going bankrupt.