Auction 102, Lot 331

"Regni Poloniae et Ducatus Lithuaniae, Voliniae, Podoliae Ucraniae Prussiae, Livoniae et Curlandiae descriptio", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

Finely engraved map of the region from the Baltic (including part of southeastern Sweden) south to Austria and Hungary and east to include a bit of the Black sea. The map is filled with detail of hundreds of tiny villages, forests, marshes, mountains and rivers. The title cartouche is held aloft by a host of putti and tiny ships sail the Baltic.

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Condition: A

Old paper repair of short fold separation. A few city names underlined in old brown ink.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/5/2003

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