Regno di Polonia. Isaak TIRION.

Regno di Polonia

Amsterdam: Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1740.

Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 13 7/8 x 17 7/8".

Beautifully composed map of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Extends from the Baltic Sea in the upper left corner to the Black Sea in the lower right, with Livonia at the northern boundary and Moldavia in the south. Denotes towns, villages, rivers, and regional boundaries. The Carpathian mountains, forests, and Polesia marshes are depicted pictorially. Published in 1740, this highly detailed map shows the region during the time of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, established in 1596 and dissolved in 1795 following partitions to Russia, Prussia, and Austria. Includes part of present-day Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Czechia, and Austria. Minor toning centerfold as expected from the atlas tip in.

Giovanni Battista Albrizzi (1698-1777) was a prominent Venetian publisher of books and maps. He inherited his business from his father and was part of a family active in publishing and bookselling in Venice for 150 years. In addition, he edited a weekly bulletin, Novelle della Repubblica delle Lettere, which reviewed and commented on books published throughout Europe. This scarce map is from Atlante Novissimo Che Contiene tutte le parti del Mondo, an Italian edition of De Lisle's Atlas. Albrizzi worked with Isaac Tirion, a Dutch publisher, to update the maps for this edition. A treat to see in black and white.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $300.00

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