Auction 127, Lot 578

"Mappa Geographica Regni Poloniae ex novissimis quot quot sunt mappis specialibus composita et ad LL. Sterographica projectionis revocata…", Mayer/Homann Heirs

Subject: Poland

Period: 1757 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 17.8 inches
50.8 x 45.2 cm

Johann Tobias Mayer's detailed map of the region based on Barnikel's map of Curland (1747) and Jan Nieprzecki's map of Lithuania (1749). The map covers the coastline from Riga to Gdansk and most of present-day Poland. Topographical information is very good and includes towns, rivers, lakes, forests and political divisions. French title is outside top border: Carte des Etats de la Couronne de Pologne, nouvellement dessinee par Mr. Tob. Mayer…

References: Buczek (Imago Mundi) p. 84, plate 42; Malinowski (MCC-25) #151.

Condition: B

There is a large sheet of contemporary paper on the verso centerfold repairing some folds.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/25/2009