1662 – W. J. Blaeu – Tractus Borysthenis vulgo Dniepr
Title: “Campus Inter Bohum et Borystenem . . . Lectori S. Hunc Borysthenis tractum ut ad nostrum Geographiae tabulam . . .”
This superb map shows the upper part of the Dnieper River in two horizontal strips, the upper map with a compass rose orienting the map, west to the top. It is richly embellished with an elaborate title cartouche surrounded by hunters. Animals adorn the distance scale cartouche. In 1648 Blaeu redesigned map of Dniepr, which was previously published as part of the Radziwill map of Lithuania. French text on the verso.
Map Maker: Hessel Gerritsz / Willem Janszoon Blaeu
Sheet size: 66,4 x 56,0 cm
Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1662
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Old coloring. Wide margins. Several brownish areas on margin.
This is an original antique map published in 1662 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!