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1711 – P. Schenk – Augusto Polon Lithuan

Title:                     “Friderico Augusto Vere Augusto Polon. Lithuan. Borus. Pomer. Regi, Duci, Principi, Saxon. Utr. Duci S. Imp. Elect. Haec Imperii Sui Regna”
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Description:

Very rare and detailed map showing  Poland, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, part of Russia, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus. There is a large cartouche in the upper left corner picturing Frederick Augustus II, the Elector of Saxony, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. On the right side of the cartouche is a clerical figure, perhaps Nicolaus Copernicus, viewing the heavens with an astrolabe. There is an inset map in the upper right corner showing the Electorate of Saxony.

Cartographer:     Petrus Schenk (1660 – 1711)
Sheet size:            60,5 x 52,0 cm
Year:                       1711
Technique:            copper engraving

Condition:
Good condition. Contemporary hand coloring. Few restorations on verso (reinforcements due to green color oxidation).

This is an original antique map published in 1711 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!




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