A New Map of the Kingdom of Poland with it's Dismembered Provinces. Thomas KITCHIN.

A New Map of the Kingdom of Poland with it's Dismembered Provinces

London: Robert Sayer, 1791.

Map. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand coloring. Image measures 18 7/8" x 25 3/4".

This map of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania depicts the region following the First Partition of Poland, which divided the region among the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Prussia, Habsburg Austria, and Russia. A colored key below the title indicates the annexed regions, with their respective populations. The map is labeled with cities and rivers, and dotted lines divide provinces into their constituent regions. Mountains, forests, and marshes are depicted pictorially. The map was published in Sayer's "General Atlas." It is in very good condition with little edge wear.

Robert Sayer (1725-1794) was an important English publisher of maps, portraits, and nautical engravings. Partnering with John Bennett around the 1760s, the two published the works of well-known cartographers such as Kitchen, Jefferys, Belling, d'Anville and others.

Thomas Kitchin (1719-1784) was an English engraver and map-maker. His maps and atlases of England earned him the position of hydrographer to the King. This large map of Poland is an impressive example of his work.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $450.00

Item #303259

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