"Poloniae Regnum ut et Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae, Accuratiss. Delineatione Repraesentat", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Eastern Europe & Baltic
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 19.8 inches
58.4 x 50.3 cm
This handsome German map of Eastern Europe and the Baltic roughly centers on Lithuania. In the north, it spans from Stockholm across the Baltic to Noteborg, the site of a siege in 1702 during the Great Northern War, near present-day St. Petersburg; in the south, it stretches from Vienna to the northwestern portion of the Black Sea. As is typical with German maps of this period, there is great detail of political divisions, place names, and topography. The Muravsky Trail, a trade route that the Tartars used to raid Moscow during harvest season, is delineated in the east. There is an elaborate title cartouche at top right featuring a coat of arms, allegorical figures, livestock, and a fur trapper.
Contemporary color with narrow, but adequate, margins all around. There are some short edge tears at bottom, a few of which just enter into the map image.