Ortelius (Oertel), Hieronymus. Chronologia oder historische Beschreibung aller Kriegsempörungen unnd Belägerungen der Stätt und Vestungen auch Scharmützeln und Schlachten so in Ober und Under Ungern auch Sibenbürgen mit dem Türcken von Ao. 1395 biß auff gegenwertige Zeit denckhwürtig geschehen [...].

Nuremberg, Johann Sibmacher, 1603.

4to. 3 parts in 1 volume. (8), 581, (47) pp. With engraved title-page, 28 (instead of 30) double-page views, and 26 portraits. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with two clasps.

Second, enlarged edition of this "description of all the battles which took place in Hungary and Transylvania during the wars with the Turks from 1390 to 1602" (Atabey), especially valuable for its views of Hungarian towns under siege or battle and the portraits of military commanders. Neither the portraits nor the views of Vienna (1592) and of Ofen and Pest (1602) are part of the first edition, published the previous year. The author, "a historian who defended the rights of Protestants threatened by the emperor Rudolph II, took refuge in Nuremberg where he published this history of Hungary" (Atabey).

Wants the two views of Raab and the engraved map. Browned and brownstained, index waterstained in the margins; some smaller flaws rebacked with paper. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp to front pastedown; his note of acquisition, dated 1977, loosely enclosed.

VD 17, 12:189278S. Nebehay/W. 463. Cf. Sturminger 297 (1604); Atabey 882 (1602). Not in Blackmer or Apponyi.