1749 – J. Nieprecki – Magnus Ducatus Lituaniae
Title: “Magnus Ducatus Lituaniae in suos Palatinatus et Districtus Divisus. delineatus a Rever Patre Ioanne Nieprecki Soc. Jesu Simuluque exactiore locarum positione quantum fiere potuit correctus a Tobias Majero . . .”
Scarce map of Lithuania and part of Latvia, Poland and Belarus compiled by the Tobias Mayer. The map was published by the firm of Homann Heirs, the leading German map publisher of the 18th century founded by Imperial Geographer Johann Baptist Homann. Mayer based the map on cartography by the Warsaw based Jesuit Missionary Jan Nieprecki who heavily relied on the the famous 1603 map by the Lithuanian statesman and cartographer Mikolaj Krzysztof Radziwill. Handsome title cartouche which is topped with the Arms of Lithuania featuring the Vytis or White Knight, first used as a state symbol in 1366. Map dated 1749!
Cartographer: Jan Nieprecki (1719-1754)
Sheet size: 63,1 x 53,8 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition. Original hand coloring. Strong press on watermarked paper.
This is an original antique map published in 1749 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
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