Poland Ducatus Silesiae Wolanus 1644 Jansson folio map decorative old hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Ducatus Silesiae Wolanus Authore Iona Sculteto Sprotta Silesio.
Issued 1644, Amsterdam, by Jansson (after Hondius).
Attractive and uncommon old engraved map with attractive original hand color.
Beautiful pictorial cartouche, dedication cartouche topped by coat of arms and emblems, two other decorative cartouches in the other corners.
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear, offsetting or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the pics, overall visually appealing.
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