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  EUROPE 
 Baltic States 

PERROT, Aristide Michel. [Miniature map of Prussia]
Prusse. Paris: Ménard & Desenne, 1824. Original colour. Sheet 150 x 180mm.
A miniature map of Prussia within a pictorial border illustrating the produce of the country and listing renowned Prussians, including Frederick the Great, Copernicus and von Humbolt.
[Ref: 15048]    £180.00 ($229 • €204 rates)


WALKER, J. & C. [Old chart of the Baltic during the Crimean War]
Baltic Index-Chart. London: Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, 1854. 650 x 980mm.
A large and detailed chart, published on the outbreak of the Crimean War, when an Anglo-French fleet was sent to blockade St Petersburg, Russia's only northern port open all year around. In two successive years the fleet blockaded the Gulf of Finland successfully and had a few minor victories, including the capture of the Russian garrison at Bomarsund and the bombardment of Sweaborg and Hogland. However the failure of the fleet to attack either Cronstad or St Petersburg meant that the action was stategically ineffective.
[Ref: 12269]    £250.00 ($318 • €284 rates)


WYLD, James. [The Baltic Theatre of the Crimean War]
Wyld's Map of the Baltic or East Sea, including the Gulf of Finland and the Surrounding Countries, embracing the Present Seat of War. London: Wyld, 1854. Lithographic map with original hand colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 520 x 695mm.
Chart of the sea from the east coast of England to St Petersburg, with insets of the environs of St Petersburg and Russian territorial advances in Scandinavia. A separate-issue map published to illustrate the news accounts of the Anglo-French fleet that had been sent to blockade St Petersburg, Russia's only northern port open all year around, on the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854. In two successive years the fleet blockaded the Gulf of Finland successfully and had a few minor victories, including the capture of the Russian garrison at Bomarsund and the bombardment of Sweaborg and Hogland. However the failure of the fleet to attack either Cronstad or St Petersburg meant that the action was stategically ineffective.
[Ref: 13386]    £200.00 ($254 • €227 rates)


Illustrated London News Picture Map of the Baltic Sea. London, 1856, 500 x 760mm
A large and lavishly illustrated map of the Baltic and countries bordering it, produced as a supplement to the Illustrated London News. With over fifty inset views and maps of the main cities of each country. Produced soon after the end of the Crimean war, this map illustrates the areas where military action took place, especially Cronstadt, St Petersburg, and Finland (then part of the Russian Empire) where much of the miltary action took place, resulting in a stalemate. On the verso a representation of "The Fleet At The Great Naval Review, At Spithead, April 23, 1856".
[Ref: 10369]    £325.00 ($413 • €369 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of the Baltic Sea]
Baltic Sea. London, London Printing and Publishing Co., c.1860. Original outline colour. Printed area 340 x 260mm.
An attractive steel engraving, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, by one of the last publishers of decorative atlases, with vignesttes of Kronstadt, St. Petersburg and Helsingfors.
[Ref: 18555]    £100.00 ($127 • €113 rates)


 Poland 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early town plan of Gdansk]
Dantzigt. Cologne, 1575-, Latin text edition. Coloured. 330 x 480mm. Binding folds flattened.
A 'map-view' of Gdansk (or Danzig), published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. The major buildings are shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. In the foreground a a number of figures illustrating the dress of the wealthy and the the workers. At the time Gdansk was autonomous within the KIngdom of Poland. However when the Hungarian Stephen Báthory came to the to the throne in 1576 he felt he had force the city to accept his authority. He laid siege to the city in 1577, two years after this plan was published. After a six-months stalemate a negotiated settlement saw the city recognise Báthory as ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and pay 200,000 złotys in reparations. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 14659]    £850.00 ($1,080 • €964 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th Century prospect of Wroclaw in fine contemporary colouring.]
Wratislavia. Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 365 x 490mm.
Early Bird's-eye view of Breslau in Poland with key to locations, published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans.
[Ref: 13600]    £770.00 ($979 • €873 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius 16th century map of Poland]
Poloniae Descriptio. Brescia, c.1598. Coloured. 80 x 150mm, set in a page of Italian text.
Miniature map of Poland, from an Italian pirate of Ortelius's 'Epitome'. KOEMAN: Ort 69.
[Ref: 18814]    £180.00 ($229 • €204 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius 16th century map of Poland]
Poloniae Descriptio. Brescia, c.1598. Coloured. 80 x 150mm, set in a page of Italian text.
Miniature map of Poland, from an Italian pirate of Ortelius's 'Epitome'.
[Ref: 18815]    £180.00 ($229 • €204 rates)


CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. [17th century map of Lithuania]
Lithuania. Amsterdam, 1630, French text edition. First Edition. Coloured. 190 x 260mm. Fine impression.
A reduction of the Hondius map of Lithuania, engraved by Van den Keere for Cloppenburg's version of the Mercator 'Atlas Minor', KOEMAN: Me 198.
[Ref: 18812]    £350.00 ($445 • €397 rates)


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