Subject: Eastern Europe, Lithuania
Period: 1634 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
17.3 x 14.7 inches
43.9 x 37.3 cm
This is an early map of Lithuania and a portion of Poland and present-day Belarus from the Baltic Sea down to the juncture of the Bog and Dnieper Rivers. The map is detailed with pictorial illustrations of forests and cities, and adorned with a strapwork cartouche. Dutch text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1730:1A.
Contemporary color that has been partially refreshed with light toning and some show-through of text on verso. There are damp stains along the edges of the sheet and a tear in the bottom blank margin.