Nr. 794: Livonia

Hogenberg workshop

“Livonia”. Depiction of the Baltic countries down to Memel in the South. Engraved map by the Hogenberg workshop after Conrad Loew, published by Lambert Andreas, Cologne 1597. (PM) 19,5 x 25,7 cm.

First state. From the first edition of the rare compendium of European road-maps “Kronn und Aussbundt aller Wegweiser”, published by L. Andreas, Cologne 1597 (cf. Meurer, Atlantes Colonienses, pp. 140-46). The plate was used in this (first) edition of 1597 for the first time. The typographical text on the back of the map contains a short description of Riga and indicates the distances from Riga an Narva to all major surrounding towns. – Full impression of the plate with original margins at all sides, at bottom thread margin. Fine early impression with full plate tone. An excellent copy of a map of great rarity!
€ 1.100

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