Auction 121, Lot 607

"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

16 x 19 inches
40.6 x 48.3 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+

Printed on a sturdy sheet of fine laid paper with some offsetting.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/26/2007