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Rare 1826 Polish regional map —an important piece of Polish-language cartography.

Place/Date: Warsaw / 1826
$600.
Title: Mappa jeneralna Wojewodztwa Augustowskiego
Dimensions
43.5 x 57 cm (17.2 x 22.5 in)
Identifier
NL-00625
Coloring
Old color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

This is a detailed map of the region surrounding the Polish city of Augustow in northeastern Poland from the Atlas Krolestwa Polskiego (Atlas of the Polish Kingdom), which consisted of eight regional maps. It includes a statistical table and an explanation of symbols including religious and scholastic institutions in both Polish and French.

Cartographer(s)

Juliusz Kolberg

Juliusz Krzysztof Kolberg (born on July 7, 1776 in Woldegk, died on September 5, 1831 in Warsaw) was a Polish cartographer and surveyor of German origin, professor at the Royal University of Warsaw, translator of Polish poetry into German, and an active member of the Royal Society of Friends of Sciences in Warsaw.

Condition Description

Sectioned and mounted on original linen; some minor loss, surface dirt and minor browning.

References

Steven Seegel, Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire, pp. 94-5.

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