"Marchia Nova Vulgo New Marck in March Brandenburg", Jansson/Pitt
Period: 1680 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Major
Color: Hand Color
15 x 19.5 inches
38.1 x 49.5 cm
A finely engraved map of a small region in northwest Poland between Stettin, Kalisz and Frankfurt an der Oder. This map is based on the map of the same title by Jan Jansson, but was re-oriented with north to the top for publication by his son-in-law, known as Jansson-Waesberg in conjunction with Moses Pitt. The atlas was projected to be a 12-volume work in the tradition of the earlier Dutch atlases. Only four volumes were completed before the venture failed and Pitt was thrown into debtor's prison. As a result, the maps are quite rare.
The centerfold is cleanly separated 2-1/2" into the map at bottom, else very good with original color and wide original margins.