"[On 4 Sheets] La Polonia Divisa nelle sue Antiche Province e Delineata sulle Ultime Osservazioni...", Cassini, Giovanni Maria
Subject: Eastern Europe & Baltic
Period: 1797 (dated)
Publication: Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale...
Color: Black & White
18.8 x 13.2 inches
47.8 x 33.5 cm
This elegantly engraved four-sheet map shows present-day Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, western Ukraine, and part of Latvia. The map features political divisions, towns and cities, and topographical detail. The first sheet covers an area along the Baltic, extending from the borders of Brandenburg and Pomerania northeast to Riga. The second sheet is mostly focused on Lithuania and Belarus. Foglio Terzo spans from Poznan south to the Carpathian Mountains. The fourth sheet stretches from the present-day Poland-Ukraine border to the Dnieper River. Each sheet is decorated with a prominent title cartouche depicting a hunting scene in the countryside framed by an arching tree.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #670 Vol. II #67-70.
All four sheets are bright with crisp impressions. The first and second sheets are in A condition; the third and fourth sheets are in B+ condition with light damp stains that just enter into the map image at top. The first image is a composite image - the map is in four separate sheets.