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Stock# 59341
Description

Fine large map of the Baltic and Poland, published by the Homann Heirs.

The map illustrates what was then 'Lithuania Minor', the most easterly province of the Kingdom of Prussia, given the name because of the large number of Lithuanian speakers. The map extends to Klaipeda, modern Lithuania, in the north to Goldap in Poland in the south, with the eastern part of the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.

Under the large pictorial title cartouche is a plan of Gumbinnen (now Gusev, in the Kaliningrad Oblast). This was a new town, built by Frederick William I of Prussia, as he was redeveloping the area after the population had been ravaged by plague in 1711. In 1732 he resettled the area with some of the 20,000 Protestants expelled from the Archbishopric of Salzburg. Compiled by Johann Friedrich Betgen.

Includes a large pictorial cartouche and inset plan of Gumbinnen (Gusev).  

Condition Description
2 sheets, joined as issued.