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  EUROPE 
 Baltic States 

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.
This item is currently on reserve


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 ($426 • €370 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 ($1,114 • €967 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 ($1,009 • €876 rates)


GERRITSZ, Hessel. [An important 17th century wall map of Lithuania]
Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae, Caeterarumque Regionum Illi Adiacentium Exacta Descriptio, with: Lectori S. Hunc Borysthenis tractum ut ad nostrum Geographiae tabulam.. Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, c.1640. Original colour. Six sheets conjoined, total 750 x 1060 mm
Hessel Gerritsz's limpressive wall map of Lithuania and the Dniepr River, decoratated with several cartouches, ships and a compass rose in the Baltic. It was engraved by Gerritz in 1613 and originally issued separately but, like Gerritsz's map of Russia, was later purchased by Blaeu. Being on six sheets it was one of the Blaeu's largest atlas maps. Apparently there was only ever one state: the plate carries the signature 'Guilhelmus Janssonius', before Willem added the 'Blaeu' to distance himself from his rival Jan Jansson.
[Ref: 18375]    £8,000.00 ($10,480 • €9,104 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century map of Poland]
Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus. Frankfurt, c.1640. Coloured. 270 x 360mm. Narrow margins, laid on contemporary paper, possibly part of a composite atlas. Fine impression
A detailed map of Poland, with Silesia and Prussia from Merian's Neuwe Archontologica Cosmica. Featuring two decorative coats of arms and title cartouche. Based on earlier maps by Blaeu.
[Ref: 17481]    £320.00 ($419 • €364 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Detailed map of Silesia]
Silesiae Ducatus Accurata et vera delineatio.. Amsterdam, c.1645, Latin text. Coloured. 385 x 490mm.
Silesia, with decorative cartouches for the title & scale. Centred on Wroclaw (here Breslaw), the map also marks Prague and Krakow.
[Ref: 14909]    £450.00 ($590 • €512 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Prussia]
Prussiae Descrip. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Prussia. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14701]    £100.00 ($131 • €114 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Silesia]
Silesiae Typus Descriptus et editus a Martino Heilwig Neisense, et Nobili viro Nicolao Rhedinger dedicat... Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Silesia. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original.
[Ref: 15567]    £80.00 ($105 • €91 rates)


MOLL, Herman. [Scarce 17th century English map of Poland]
Poland. London: Robert Scott, 1681. 175 x 215mm. Trimmed close to printed border on right by binder.
A map of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine, engraved by Herman Moll for 'A New Geography, with Maps to each Country', part of Sir Jonas Moore's 'A New Systeme of the Mathematicks'.
[Ref: 15818]    £600.00 ($786 • €683 rates)


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