19th Century and earlier
Lithuania, and Latvia/Livonia Prints
Lithuania: first reference: "Litua," from annals of the Monastery of Quedlinburg, March 9, 1009
1493 Hartmann Schedel: "Littaw." From
the German edition of his "Liber
Chronicarum: Das Buch der Croniken und
Geschichten," the first secular book to
include the style of lavish illustrations
previously reserved for Bibles and other
liturgical works.  It is without question
the most important illustrated secular
work of the 15th Century. The image of
"Littaw" was attributed to "Regno Polonie"
in the original, Latin, edition.  
From
www.raremaps.com
1895 Gustav Heuer: "Winternacht in
Litauen,"
(A Winter's Night in Lithuania),
Berlin, 220 x 319 mm woodcut made from a
photograph of a painting by A. von Wierusz
Kowalski.
My father used to tell of, as a boy,
watching for wolves at night, holding a rifle.

AK
, Originally from www.antykwariat.biz
1883 Joseph Ryszkiewicz: "PONOCNY NA
ZMUJDZL,"
(The Samogitian Night
Watchman)
, 121 x 168 mm, colored
woodcut.
AK, Originally from
www.antykwariat.biz
1842 "Zabudowanie
wloscianina litewskiego"
(Buildings of a Lithuanian
Peasant)
, from "Friend of
the People" # 23 March
12, 1842.
From
www.antykwariat.biz
1887 John Falat: "ZE SZKICOW
LITEWSKICH"
(Sketches of Lithuania), 166 x
238 mm, from "Weekly Illustrated" # 214
of May 2, 1887.
From www.antykwariat.biz
1879 Michael Elwiro
Andriolli"
(On the Banks of
the Neris River)
, From
"Images of Lithuania," by
Chodzko, from "Ear" # 710.
 
From www.antykwariat.biz
1555 Olaus Magnus: "Heathen Lithuanians
Praying," from "Historia om de Nordiska
folken."
19th Cent. Napoleon Orda:  "Rietavas
Manor, Samogitia."
From
www.truelithuania.org
Hartmann Schedel: "Lituania." From  
Latin editions (a German edition was
published in 1493) of his "Liber Chron-
icarum..."
(popularly referred to as the
"Nuremberg Chronicle," based upon the
city of its publication)
, printed by Anton
Koberger, with woodcut views and maps
engraved by Michael Wohlgemuth and
Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. The 1497 image
is from the first small Latin edition. A
fantasy image, the exact same woodcut
was also used to illustrate Nicea (Iznik,
Turkey), Metz, and  Marseille.
 Colored
version from Beloit College, Morse Library:
www.beloit.edu; uncolored imge is AK-33
1493 Hartmann Schedel: "De regno
polonie et eiusinitio," again fromthe Latin
edition of"Liber Chronicarum..."
Nuremberg.Four months after
the Latin edition was published, a
German-language edition came out --
and this fanciful image of "Polond" was
retitled "Littaw."
From www.raremaps.com
1880 Taylor -
Valette
(artist)
- Laplante
(engraver):
"Bisons of
Bela-Veja
Forest
(Lituanie)."
From
www.french-
engravings.com
1881 Andrew
Zajkowski: "W
puszczy
litewskiej,"
(In the
Lithuanian
Forest)
AK
Originally from
www.
antykwariat.biz
Latvia/Livonia: first reference: The Livonian Chronicle of Henry (Heinrici Cronicon Lyvoniae) or Henry's chronicle of
Livonia, describes historic events in Livonia and surrounding areas from 1180 to 1227.
1571 Cannibalism in "Littaw" or "Littau" in
German Gothic letters.
From wikipedia,
where it is mistakenply cataloged as being
"Cannibalism in Livonia?
1581-82 Russian atrocities in Livonia.
Printed in Zeyttung published in
Nuremberg.
From wikipedia
1844 "Expulsion of the Lithuanian Jews,"
London, 13.5 x 15.5 cm /5.25 x 6 inches,
from  "The Illustrated London News."A
Russian law implemented that year
expelled all Jews within 50 km of Russia's
western border.
From antiquaprintgallery.com
1880 "Russian railway station in Livonia."
From "Illustrated Travels: a record of
Discovery, Geograpby, and Adventure."
Edited by H.W. Bates", published by
Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris &
New York.
From antiquaprintgallery
1880 "Lettish Farmhouse." From
"Illustrated Travels: a record of Discovery,
Geograpby, and Adventure," edited by
H.W. Bates, published by Cassell Petter &
Galpin, London, Paris & New York.
From
antiquaprintgallery
1852 Michael Stachowicz:
"Przybycie Palemona do Litwy, r.
57"
(The arrival of Palemon in
Lithuania, in the year 57).
Palemon
was the legendary Roman (and
relative of Nero) founder of Grand
Dukes of the Grand Duchy of
Lithuania and Ruthenia. The
legend was probably created in
the 15th century, and was
recorded in the mid-16th,  as
proof that Lithuanians and the
Grand Duchy have Roman
origins. At the time the Grand
Duchy rejected the Polish claim
that Poland "nobilizied" pagan and
barbaric Lithuania.
From polona.pl
1493                                1497