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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 ($10,448 • €9,224 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 ($418 • €369 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 ($588 • €519 rates)


SCHNITZER, Lucas. [A rare German view of Krakow]
Cracovia. Nuremburg, Paulus Fürst? c.1650. Printed area 280 x 375mm. Trimmed to platemark, remargined.
A prospect of Krakow engraved by Lucas.Schnitzer (1633-71) after Braun & Hogenberg, incorporating Clerpardia and Kazimierz, with a key of 46 points of interest above the view, with six armorials.
[Ref: 18854]    £1,800.00 ($2,351 • €2,075 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 • €115 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 ($104 • €92 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century map of Poland, with Denmark and Sweden]
Les Royaumes du Nort C'est a dire Le Danemarq La Suede et La Pologne. Paris, c.1667. Original outline colour. 405 x 550mm.
A map of the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea which, despite the title, only shows southern Sweden. The map's main focus is the vast Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at its xenith, although it was first published in 1667, the year the Truce of Andrusovo made Russia a more dominant regional power. Issued in Du Val's atlas 'Cartes de Geographie'.
[Ref: 19084]    £650.00 ($849 • €749 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 ($784 • €692 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Poland]
Pologne Royaume Electif. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 100 x 125mm.
A miniature map of Poland marking its regions and principal cities and towns, published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10795]    £160.00 ($209 • €184 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of Prussia]
Borussiæ Regnum... Augsburg, c.1730, Original colour, 495 x 580mm Bottom centerfold repaired, otherwise a very fine example.
Showing the Baltic coast of Poland, Kaliningrad and part of Lithuania, from the "Atlantis Geographicus Maior" engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter, and marking topography and settlements, with an inset of Neufchatel. The elaborate title cartouche which depicts personifications of Justice, War and Prudence, is surmounted by a portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (1688-1740) who resettled East Prussia after a devastating plague in 1709. He was also the sovereign prince of the Principality of Neuchâtel in Western Switzerland, hence its inclusion here as an inset. Also in the title cartouche can be seen a depiction of Friedrich Wilhelm's famous regiment of taller than average soldiers, known as the "Potsdam Giants", entry to which required a minimum height of 6ft 2.
[Ref: 10985]    £390.00 ($509 • €450 rates)


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