Poland Wroclaw Breslaw city plan 1644 Hondius Jansson folio map old hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Ducatus Breslanus five Wratislaviensis.
(Western Poland- Wroclaw- Silesia- Europe)
Issued 1644, Amsterdam, by Jansson after Hondius. French text on verso.
Beautiful birds-eye inset plan of Breslaw (Wroclaw, Poland) at lower right. Decorative cartouches for title and dedication, coat of arms, explanation table.
Attractive and uncommon old engraved map with attractive original hand color.
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear, slight wrinkle beside center-fold, minor surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the pics, overall clean and very appealing visually.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 19 3/8" H x 22 1/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 15 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W.
Koeman, Atlantees Neerlandici, II, Jan 159-183.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 2, p. 428