1692 – V. M. Coronelli – Polonia Parte Occidentale
Title: “Polonia Parte Occidentale” & “Polonia Parte Orientale”
A rare and very attractive detailed map of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and the western part of Ukraine, published in Venice by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli. Map shows Poland at the beginning of its decline, during the second half of the 17th Century. Published during the reign of John III Sobieski. The map includes a number of annotations, including a reference to the fortification of the town of Kudak and a number of similar annotations near the lower Dnieper. A reference to the fortification of Kiev in the early 17th Century is shown. Series of dates showing the different countries which controlled the city of Smolensk between 1403 (Lithuania) and 1654 (Russia).
Cartographer: Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718)
Leaf size: 2 * 50 x 67 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Very strong print and paper. Center fold as published.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1692 and not a modern copy or reprint!