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BLAEU, W. - Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae. . . (with) Campus Inter Bohum et Borystenem.. .

BLAEU, W. -  Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae. . . (with) Campus Inter Bohum et Borystenem.. .
Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae. . . (with) Campus Inter Bohum et Borystenem.. . - BLAEU, W.
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Title : Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae. . . (with) Campus Inter Bohum et Borystenem.. ..
Map maker : BLAEU, W..
Date : Amsterdam, 1645.
Size : 29.4 x 41.3 inches. / 74.6 x 105.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :This is the famous Radvilas (or Radziwill) map which occupies a very prominent position among works of European cartography from the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century and is an important contribution to the progress in the mapping of the whole continent.
The map had its beginning in 1586 when Prince Michael Radziwill commissioned M.Strubicz to survey the entire Lithuanian state which then included Poland. The resulting map was so accurate and detailed that it provided the basis for all subsequent maps of the area during the 17th and 18th centuries: rivers and small communities are not only indicated but considerable historical information is also provided.
The magnificent engraving by the well-known Gerard Hesselsz. includes the Lithuanian coat of arms within an elaborate cartouche, an ornate title piece of scroll work, a wind rose, and three ships in full sail on the Baltic Sea. (746x730mm.)

To the right : Campus Inter Bohum et Borystenem. This map consist out of two parallel vertical strips depicting river Dnepr (BORYSTHENIS) from Cherkasy to Ochakiv, Black Sea. Originally prepared by Tomasz Makowski (1575-1630) and here published by Blaeu in his atlas. In lower part two putti holding a certain containing a descriptive text in Latin. (742x320mm.)
Condition : In very good condition. The large map with a repaired split in one fold and some paper thinness on crossing of foldings. Two separate maps, can be joined.

ID: 34337

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