"A New Mapp of the Estates of the Crown of Poland. Containing: the Kingdom of Poland the Dutchies & Provinces of Prussia. Cuiavia. Mazovia. Russia Nigra. Lithuania. Podolia. Volhinia the Ukraine &c.", Morden, Robert
Subject: Eastern Europe, Poland
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.9 x 17.3 inches
55.6 x 43.9 cm
This uncommon map covers the region from the Baltic Sea and the eastern edge of Germany to portions of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia, extending south to the Black Sea. There is excellent topographical detail, and major cities such as Krakow, Warsaw, Vienna, Kiev, and Minsk are named. The striking title cartouche features the Polish coat-of-arms, putti, soldiers, and a farmer. Another cartouche at top right contains information about where the map was sold and a key indicating the symbols used for towns, universities, towns of note, etc. The distance scales are flanked by putti. Engraved by Francis Lamb.
A dark impression with original color, light soiling, and minor offsetting. There are damp stains along the edges, some of which enter the image at top, and some chips and short edge tears in the blank margins, most of which have been closed with archival tape. A centerfold separation that enters 1" into map at bottom has been archivally repaired.