Auction 114, Lot 471

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

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

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.

References: Phillips (A) #5389-106.

Condition: B

Split on bottom fold with old repair that should be replaced, else very good with beautiful original color with slight oxidation.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $450

Closed on 3/1/2006