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Auction 161, Lot 521

"Magn. Ducatus Lituaniae in Suos Palatinatus et Districtus Divisus...", Homann Heirs

Subject: Lithuania & Latvia

Period: 1749 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 18.6 inches
54.1 x 47.2 cm
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A detailed map of Lithuania and parts of Latvia, Kaliningrad, and Belarus. Numerous towns are noted, including Riga, Kaliningrad (Konigsberg), Vilnius, and Minsk. The map extends south to Pinsk and Mazyr, and east to Smolensk, Russia. Political boundaries, rivers, forests, and marshes are also shown. At top right is an inset with text describing the region. A French title above the map reads: "Carte du Grand Duche de Lituaniae…"


Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with a few small stains and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 4" into image at bottom. Trimmed at top, apparently by the book binder, with partial loss of alternate title above map.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/8/2017