"Ducatuum Livoniae et Curlandiae cum vicinis Insulis Nova Exhibitio Geographica", Homann, Johann Baptist
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 19.2 inches
58.4 x 48.8 cm
This attractive map of Estonia and Latvia shows the fortified towns of Goldingen and Derpt and is filled with hundreds of tiny villages, forests, marshes, mountains and rivers. The islands of Saaramaa and Hiiumaa (Dagho, Oesel) are prominent in the Gulf of Riga. The sheet is decorated with a drape-style title cartouche held aloft by weapon-wielding putti and a scale cartouche in the opposite corner.
Nice impression and original color with a minor extraneous crease near centerfold.