A New Map Of The Kingdom of Poland with its Dismembered Provinces and the Kingdm. Of Prussia

A fine overview of the history of Poland’s boundaries in the second half of the 18th century.

Cartographer(s): Laurie & Whittle
Date: 1794
Place: London
Coloring: Old color
Dimensions: 71.5 x 55 cm (28.2 x 21.6 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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Description

This is a fine map of Poland, showing the provinces stripped from its control at the end of the 18th century. It was drawn by Thomas Kitchin and was published by Laurie and Whittle in London one year before the Third Partition of Poland, the last in a series of the Partitions of Poland and the land of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth among Prussia, the Austrian Empire, and the Russian Empire which effectively ended Polish–Lithuanian national sovereignty until 1918.

The map covers an area from Brandenburg to Russia, and from the Gulf of Livonia to Moldova and Hungary, covering all of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and portions of Prussia, Russia, Livonia, Hungary, Germany and Austria.

Cartographer(s)

Laurie & Whittle

Robert Laurie (c. 1755–1836) was an Anglo-Scottish mezzotint engraver and publisher. Early in 1794, in partnership with James Whittle, he succeeded to the business carried on by Robert Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, London as a publisher of engravings, maps, charts, and nautical works.

Condition Description

General wear, some soiling along the centerfold.

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