"Tabula Nova Totius Regni Poloniae. In quo sunt Ducatus et Provinciae Prussia, Cujavia, Mazovia, Russia Nigra, &c. Ducatus Lithuania, Ukrania...", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: Eastern Europe
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.1 x 16.8 inches
56.1 x 42.7 cm
Striking example of Visscher's rare map of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and portions of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, extending south to the Black Sea. Visscher attributes the cartography to Nicolas Sanson. The map includes a lot of topographic detail and as well as the cities of Kiev, Minsk, Warsaw, Krakow and Vienna. A strapwork cartouche fills the Baltic Sea and features wind heads, the pelt of a spotted cat, and sheaths of bows and arrows.
Lovely original color that has been partially refreshed, a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom, and light damp stains in right and left blank margins that enter map in a few areas. Chips in top corners have also been professionally repaired, not affecting map.