"Magnae Prussiae Ducatus Tabula…", Visscher, Nicolas
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21 x 17.2 inches
53.3 x 43.7 cm
This is a superb map of the Prussian Empire, which includes present-day Poland, Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). The map is beautifully engraved to illustrate the many lakes, rivers and forests. The elaborate title cartouche and map key fills nearly the entire sea and is surrounded with allegorical figures, a coat of arms, and putti. Sailing ships and a compass rose further embellish the chart.