1737 – Homann Heirs – Potentissimo Borussorum
Title: “Potentissimo Borussorum Regi Friderico Wilhelmo Maiestate, Fortitudine Clementia Augustissimo Hancce Lithuaniam Borussicam : in qua luca coloniis Salisburg., ad incolendum Regio nutu concessa chorographice exhibentur D. D. D. Regiae Suae Maiestatis.”
Large 2-sheet map of an area of Lithuania and Eastern Prussia (Russian province of Kaliningrad) stretching from Klaipėda (Memel) in the north to Goldap in the south (a town on the Polish – Russian (Kaliningrad) border, Tilsit (Sovetsk) and Gumbinnen (Gusev). A very detailed map showing many towns, small villages, forests and rivers. With a large figurative cartouche and a plan of the city of Gumbinnen (now Gusev, in the Kaliningrad Oblast), built by Frederick William I.
Comes from Homan’s atlas “Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt” contributed by Johann-Friedrich Betgen, engraved and issued by Homann Heirs publishing house in Nürnberg, 1737.
Cartographer: Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)
Leafs size: 2 x 53,3 x 63,2 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition. Attractive contemporary hand coloring. Paper with original watermark. Separate sheets can be easily joined together.
This is an original antique map published in 1737 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity