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A two-sheet map of the Prussian province of ‘Lithuania Minor’

Stock No. 15112 Category: Tags: , , , Cartographer: BETGEN, Johann Friedrich.

Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1735. Original colour. Two sheets, each c. 500 x 590mm.

£1,200

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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.

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Dimensions 590 × 500 mm
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Date

1735

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Publication

Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1735. Original colour. Two sheets, each c. 500 x 590mm.

Condition

A good example.

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