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1627 – Elzevirs – Respublica Poloniae Lituaniae Prussiae Livoniae

Title:                     “Respublica, sive status regni Poloniae, Lituaniae, Prussiae, Livoniae etc. Diversorum autorum.”

Second edition book in Latin of the important historical texts by various authors of the the Kingdom of Poland, Lithuania, Prussia, Livonia. It includes, among others, the work of the Polish historian Jan Łasicki – On the Gods of Samogitians, Other Sarmatians and False Christians. The diplomat, Secretary of the Chancellery of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Mykolas Lietuvis the work – Excerpt from the treatise On Tatar, Lithuanian and Muslim customs.

The book was prepared by the Dutch geographer Johannes de Laet, published by House of Elzevir in Leiden, Holland 1627.

Publisher:           House of Elzevir

Size:                         11,3 cm x 6,5 cm x 2,7 cm

Year:                       1627

Technique:           copper engraving


Very good condition. Contemporary vellum, lightly stained, later morocco label to spine, later bookplate and neat ownership inscription.


This is a ORIGINAL antique book published in 1627 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity


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