"Regni Poloniae Magnique Ducat Lithuaniae Nova et Exacta Tabula", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Northeastern Europe
Period: 1759 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22 x 19.3 inches
55.9 x 49 cm
Striking example of Homann's map of Poland, Lithuania, Lativa, Estonia and a portion of Russia, extending from St. Petersburg in the north to the Black Sea in the south. The map includes a lot of topographic detail and as well as the cities of Kiev, Minsk, Warsaw and Vienna. A gorgeous allegorical cartouche fills the Baltic Sea and features Ares, god of war, holding both a spear and a laurel wreath, the Polish-Lithuanian coat of arms under Wettin dynasty, and beehives symbolizing industry.
On heavy paper with a printer's crease near centerfold and minor soiling.