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1653 – J. Janssonius – Magni Ducatus Lithvaniæ

Title:                 “Magni Dvcatvs Lithvaniæ Cæterarumq Regionum illi adiacentium exacta descrip. Illssmi. ac Excellmi. Principis ac Dni. D. Nicolai Christophori Radziwil D.G.Olycæ ac in Nieswies Ducis S. Rom. Imp. Principis in Szylowiec ac Mir comitis, et S. Sepulchri Hirosolimitani Militis etc. opera et cura in lucem edita”​

Highly detailed map of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, based upon Blaeu’s famous four sheet map, sixth edition. It covers the region from Riga to Smolensk in the north, and from Cracow to Kiev in the south. The map provides a great amount of information and includes several historical notations and two vignettes illustrating important battles in the vicinity of Braclaw (Bratslav), and near Smolensk. It also includes a detailed inset map, in two strips, of the lower part of Dnieper River. It is embellished with a sailing ship, title cartouche and coat of arms.

Comes from rare Spanish edition of Johannes Janssonius atlas “Novus Atlas” published in Amsterdam, 1653.

Cartographer:       Johannes Janssonius (1588 – 1664)
Sheet size:             56,8 x 47,1 cm
Year:                        1653
Technique:            copper engraving

Good condition. Some browning, small restorations along central fold and margin. Contemporary coloring.

This is an original antique map published in 1653 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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