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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 ($1,106 • €949 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 ($1,002 • €860 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 ($416 • €357 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 ($585 • €503 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 ($130 • €112 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 • €89 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 ($781 • €670 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 • €179 rates)


BODENEHR, Gabriel. [A birds eye view of Kracow in the early 18th century]
Cracau die FürnehmbsteHauptStadt in Polen. Augsburg, c.1704. Coloured. 165 x 435mm.
A finely engraved historical prospect of Kracow, based on the Braun & Hogenberg view.
[Ref: 14998]    £525.00 ($683 • €586 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 ($507 • €436 rates)


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