1584 – A. Ortelius – Poloniae Finitimarumque
Title: “Poloniae Finitimarumque locorum descriptio Auctore Wencelslao Godreccio”
Very nice first map of Poland, from Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the World. This map is based upon the map of Grodecki which was first published in 1558. One of the earliest modern maps of Poland. It shows the Polish kingdom near its greatest territorial limits, south to the Black Sea into present Moldova and Ukraine. Latin text on verso.
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598)
Sheet size: 57,4 x 44,0 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Strong print on watermarked paper. Wide margins. A little bit brownish in the middle fold.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1584 and not a modern copy or reprint!