1584 – A. Ortelius – Poloniae Finitimarumque


Title:                      “Poloniae Finitimarumque locorum descriptio Auctore Wencelslao Godreccio

One of the earliest big format map of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It’s based upon the map of Waclow Godrecki which was first published in 1558.

The map comes from Ortelius atlas issued in latin language “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Auctoris aere & cura impressum absolutumque apud Aegid. Coppenium Diest, Antverpiae” published in Antwerp, 1584.

Cartographer/ publisher:            Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598)​
Sheet size:                                             55,2 x 43,7 cm
Year:                                                       1584
Technique:                                           copper engraving

Very good condition. Strong press on watermarked paper. Attractive hand coloring. Archival tape on verso, around edges (map was in the frame before).


This is an original antique map published in 1584 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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