"Ducatuum Livoniae et Curlandiae cum Vicinis Insulis Nova Exhibitio Geographica", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Estonia & Latvia
Period: 1716 (circa)
Publication: Grosser Atlas Uber die Gantze Welt...
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 19.1 inches
57.9 x 48.5 cm
This attractive map of Estonia and Latvia shows several fortified towns including 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.
Attractive color on watermarked paper with a few light stains along the centerfold at top and bottom.