1739 – J. B. Homann – Regni Poloniae Magnique Ducatus Lithuaniae
Title: “Regni Poloniae Magnique Ducatus Lithuaniae Nova et exacta tabula ad memtem Starovolcy descripta…”
Attractive original hand colored antique map of Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Prussia and Belarus. A gorgeous allegorical cartouche fills the Baltic Sea and features Ares, god of war, holding both a spear and a laurel wreath, the Polish-Lithuanian coat of arms under Wettin dynasty, and beehives symbolizing industry. Map is dated 1739!
Map comes from the atlas “Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt“ published in Nuremberg 1739.
Cartographer: Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)
Frame size: 82,0 x 71,0 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Reasonable condition, contemporary coloring. Couple of brownish spots present.
This is an original antique map published in 1739 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity