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MERCATOR, Gerard. [Mercator's map of Latvia in fine original colour]
Livonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1613. Fine original colour. 365 x 470mm. Greens darkened as usual.
Latvia and part of Estonia engraved by Mercator himself with the title in a fine strapwork cartouche. It was published in the second edition of his complete three-volume atlas, the same year as the first edition, both published posthumously in 1595. Issues published before the acquisition of the plates by Jodocus Hondius are rare, especially in such fine hand colour. KOEMAN: Me 23a.
[Ref: 13056]    £620.00 ($818 • €694 rates)


MERCATOR, Gerard. [Mercator's map of Latvia]
Livonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius jnr, 1619. Original colour. 365 x 470mm.
Latvia and part of Estonia engraved by Mercator himself with the title in a fine strapwork cartouche. KOEMAN: Me 26a.
[Ref: 14030]    £620.00 ($818 • €694 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Latvia & Estonia]
Livoniæ Nova Descriptio Ioanne Portanti o Auctore. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Latvia and Estonia. 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: 14694]    £150.00 ($198 • €168 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [17th century map of Latvia & Estonia]
Ducatuum Livoniæ et Curlandiæ, Nova Tabula.... Amsterdam, c.1680. Original colour. 420 x 505mm.
A detailed map of Estonia and Latvia in fine colour. KOEMAN: Wit 16.
[Ref: 16917]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


BETGEN, Johann Friedrich. [A two-sheet map of the Prussian province of 'Lithuania Minor']
Potentissimo Borussorum Regi Friderico Wilhelmo Majestate, Fortitudine Clementia Augustissimo Hancce Lithuaniam Borussicam : in qua luca coloniis Salisburg., ad incolendum Regio nutu concessa chorographice exhibentur D. D. D. Regiae Suae Maiestatis. Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1735. Original colour. Two sheets, each c. 500 x 590mm. An excellent example.
Map of 'Lithuania Minor', the most easterly province of the Kingdom of Prussia, given the name because of the large number of Lithuanian speakers. The extents are Klaipeda, modern Lithuania, in the north to Goldap in Poland in the south, with the eastern part of the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. Under the large pictorial title cartouche is a plan of Gumbinnen (now Gusev, in the Kaliningrad Oblast). This was a new town, built by Frederick William I of Prussia, as he was redeveloping the area after the population had been ravaged by plague in 1711. In 1732 he resettled the area with some of the 20,000 Protestants expelled from the Archbishopric of Salzburg.
[Ref: 15112]    £1,200.00 ($1,584 • €1,344 rates)


LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis. [Prussia under Frederick the Great]
Le Royaume de Prusse Suivant les Nouvelles Observations... 1742. Paris, 1742. Original outline colour. 490 x 555mm. A very fine example.
Map of Prussia, published just two years into the reign of Frederick II (1712-1786) as 'king in Prussia'. It was only later in his rule that he had regained enough of historic Prussia to call himself 'king of Prussia'. Featuring a very fine cartouche and coat of arms.
[Ref: 16373]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


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 ($238 • €202 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 ($330 • €280 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 ($264 • €224 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of the Baltic Sea]
Baltic Sea London, 1855, 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: 16149]    £100.00 ($132 • €112 rates)


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