Auction 128, Lot 683

"Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae…", Hondius/Jansson

Subject: Northeastern Europe

Period: 1657 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 17.3 inches
54.6 x 43.9 cm

This is a highly detailed map of the Duchy of Lithuania. It covers the region from Riga to Smolensk in the north, and from Cracow to Kiev in the south. The map provides a great amount of information and includes several historical notations and two vignettes illustrating important battles in the vicinity of Braclaw (Bratslav), and near Smolensk. It also includes a detailed inset map, in two strips, of the lower part of Dnieper River. It is embellished with a sailing ship, title cartouche and coat of arms.

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Condition: B

Original color with some oxidation of the green color. Some minor cracks have been reinforced with tissue on the verso. Overall the paper is thick and sturdy.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $700

Closed on 5/20/2009

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