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BLAEU, W.J. - Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus.

BLAEU, W.J. - Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus.
Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus. - BLAEU, W.J.
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Title : Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus..
Map maker : BLAEU, W.J..
Date : Amsterdam, ca. 1680.
Size : 24.8 x 21.3 inches. / 62.9 x 54.0 cm.
Colouring : Splendid original hand-colour

Description :Wonderful map coloured by Dirk Jansz van Santen, showing the present-day countries of Germany (eastern) and Poland. This shows specifically what was once referred to as "Lesser Poland". Lesser Poland lies in the upper confluence of the Vistula river and covers a large upland, including the S-wietokrzyskie Mountains, Lesser Polish Upland, Sandomiers Basin, and Lublin Upland. It stretches from the Carpathians in the south to Pilica and Wieprz rivers to the north.
It borders Mazovia to the north, Podlachia to the northeast, Silesia to the west, Slovakia to the south and the border with Ukraine (Red Ruthenia) to the east. Historically, until World War II the region also included large parts of modern Ukraine.

More about the Dutch master colourist Dirk Jansz van Santen. [+]

Condition : Very good. Towns and borders heightened in gold. Cartouches heightened in gold and silver.

ID: 99988

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