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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 • €93 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 ($843 • €755 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 ($778 • €697 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 ($208 • €186 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 ($506 • €453 rates)

COVENS & MORTIER. [Silesia during the First Silesian War]
Sup.s et Inferioris Ducatus Silesiae In Suos XVII Minores Principatus et Dominia divisi nova Tabula. Amsterdam, 1741. Original colour. 505 x 600mm. Paper lightly toned.
Map of Silesia with an inset plan of Breslau held aloft by putti. In 1740 the Prussians had invaded Silesia as part of the War of the Austrian Succession, a war that included North America and India as well as Europe. This campaign, known as the First Silesian War, ended with most of Silesia being transferred to Prussia by the Treaty of Berlin in 1742.
[Ref: 12270]    £400.00 ($519 • €464 rates)

SCHREIBER, Johann Georg. [18th century map of Poland]
Reise Charte durch das Königreich Polen mitalleb darzu gehörigen Lændern. Leipzig, 1749. Original colour. 175 x 270mm.
Map of Poland, with a decorative title cartouche, published in the ' Atlas Selectus',
[Ref: 14560]    £120.00 ($156 • €139 rates)

MAYER, Tobias. [18th century map of Silesia]
Ducatus Silesiae tabula geographica generalis... Nuremburg: Homann Heirs, c.1751. Original colour. 475 x 560mm.
A map of Silesia published shortly after the Duchy was conquered by the Prussians king Frederick the Great during the War of the Austrian Succession, 1742.
[Ref: 17592]    £380.00 ($493 • €441 rates)

GRISELINI, Francesco. [Battle of Wroclaw, 1757]
Battaglia du Breslavia. Venice?, c.1757. Original outline colour. 255 x 285mm. Binding folds flattened, some minor creasing.
Plan of the Battle of Wroclaw on 2nd November 1757, part of the Seven Years War, The Austrians defeated the Prussians and took the city, but lost it again on the 21st December.
[Ref: 8242]    £50.00 ($65 • €58 rates)

Anonymous. [The Battle of Zorndorf, 1758]
Plan of the Battle of Zorndorff fought 1758. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 205 x 105mm.
The Battle of of Zornsdorf (now Sarbinowo, Poland) was fought between the Prussians and Russians during the Seven Years' War, as Frederick II of Prussia came up behing the Russian army, which was besieging Küstrin. Because of unsuitable terrain flanking manoeuvres were impossible, so the battle became a bloody head-to-head clash. The Prussians lost a third of their 36,000 men and the Russians 18,000 of their 43,500. Because the Russians refused to retreat Frederick famously declared that 'it's easier to kill the Russians than to win over them'. This map was published in the February edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14895]    £225.00 ($292 • €261 rates)

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