Auction 110, Lot 504

"Tractuum Borussiae, circa Gedanum et Elbingam ab incolis Werder appellati cum adiuncta Neringia nova et elaboratissima delineatio", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Poland

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Black & White

15.5 x 18.7 inches
39.4 x 47.5 cm

Superb map of the region where the Nogat and Wista rivers flow into the Gulf of Gdansk. The map includes incredible detail of the rivers, streams, forests, farms, windmills, dykes, and the fortifications at Gdansk, Malbork and Elblag. The plate was originally engraved by Jan Jansson. After his death it was inherited by his son-in-law, known as Jansson-Waesberg, who published it in conjunction with Moses Pitt.


Condition: B

Couple of small ink spots at centerfold. Impression is a bit light in a few places.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/2/2005