"Prussiae Nova Tabula. Auctore Gasparo Henneberg Erlichensi", Blaeu, Willem
Period: 1640 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 15.1 inches
48.5 x 38.4 cm
This finely engraved map covers northeastern Poland from about Gdansk to Lithuania, and includes the present-day Russian enclave of Kaliningrad Oblast. The map is filled with detail and engraved with forests, mountains, fortresses. A large strapwork title cartouche attributes the map to Caspar Henneberg von Ehrlichen, a German cartographer. Willem Blaeu's imprint appears in a decorative cartouche at bottom left. A legend, distance scale, ship, sea monster, and compass rose complete the composition. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1720:2A.2.
A clean and bright example with a sharp impression and attractive color. There are professional repairs to short centerfold separations at top and bottom.