1749 – J. Nieprecki – Magnus Ducatus Lituaniae
Title: “Magni Dvcatus Litvaniae in svos Palatinatvs et Districtvs divisvs / delineatus a Rever Duo. Ioaune Niepriecki Soc. Jesu simulque exactiore locorum positione, quantum fieri potuit correctus a /Tobia Majero / Norimbergae / Impensis Homannianorum Heredum, 1749. C.P.S.C.M.G”
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: 61,7 x 54,0 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition. Original hand coloring. Strong press on watermarked paper. Slightly brownish paper in midelfold.
This is an original antique map published in 1749 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
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