Maps Historical: "Матеріалы по исторіи русской картографіи /
Собралъ В. Кордтъ. Киевъ : Типография С.В. Кульженко, 1899."
(Materials on the History of Russian Cartography / Sobral V. Kordt.
Kiev: Typography of S.V. Kulzhenko, 1899)
An 1899 Russian atlas with re-engraved historical maps of the "Russian" area.
High-definition images of the complete atlas are part of the digital collection
of the New York Public Library.
I have downloaded a number of images which include the historic Lithuanian area and which I admit I
found a bit confusing when I first encountered some of them them on the Internet -- I wasn't sure if they
were variations created at about the same time as the original maps, or copies made much later. To make
it easy for you to compare these 1899 images with the originals on this site, I have placed them next to
each other, where I have them (and have not counted the originals as additional unique images).
1899 copy of 1513 Waldseemüller:
"TABVLA MODERNA SARMATIE EVER
SIVE HVNGARIE POLON- IE RVSSIE
1513 1513 Martin Waldseemüller:
"Tabvla Moderna Sarmatie Evr Sive
Hvngarie, Polonie, Rvssie, Prvssie..,"
Lorraine, 15 x 21.5 inches, from his
"Geographia." From www.raremaps.com
1899 copy of 1538 Münster: [Translated]
("A map of Middle Russia by Seb.Munster
from his edition of Polistor by Solin, Basel")
1538 Gaius Julius Solinus: ["Lithuania,
Livonia..."], Basle, 4 x 3 inches, in a re-
publishing of a mid-3rd century treatise:
"De mirabilibus mundi ('The wonders of
the world)" which contains a short
description of the ancient world, mostly
taken from Pliny's Natural History and
the geography of Pomponius Mela. The
manuscript map labels "Lithuania,"
"Vilna," "Grodno," "Livonia," and "Riga."
1899 copy of 1613 [Translated] ("A
map of Lithuania by Earl
1613-43 Hessel Gerritsz (engraver) -
Willem Blaeu (mapmaker/publisher):
"MAGNI DVCATVS LITHVANIAE," 28.9 x
29.3 inches, with two additional sheets
depicting the lower Dnieper River,
published in.Amsterdam. An important
4-sheet wall map engraved from survey
drafts prepared by M. Strubicz under
instructions of Prince Nicolas Christophe
Radziwill the Orphan (Lithuanian:
Mikalojus Kristupas Radvila Našlaitėlis).
c1636 Johannes Janssonius: "MAGNI
DVCATVS LITHVANIÆ," Amsterdam, 22
x 18.5 inches, in a one-sheet version based
on the four-sheet version first published
1613. From www.raremaps.com
1899 copy of 1633 [Translated] (A map of
Lithuania by Earl N.Khr.Radzivil, published
by G. Gondius in 1633)
1899 copy of 1687 [Translated] (A map of
Lithuania, publ. by Ia. Sandrart after a map
of Poland by G. de Boplan.) Not "G. Boplan,"
but Mis-translated Guillaume Le Vasseur
1687 Jakob von Standrart (engraver/
publisher) - Abraham Lichtenthaler
(printer): "Magnus Ducat: Lithuaniæ &
Russia Alba," Sulzbach, 13.8 cm x 7.7.cm,
from "Des Koenigs- reichs Pohlen
Land-Staats und Zeit Beschreibung." A
Russian source says the maps is based on
earlier work by Guillaume Le Vasseur de
Beauplan. From www.bonhams.com
1899 copy of 1595 Mercator: [Translated]
(Lithuania by G.Merkator, 1595)
c1596 Gerard Mercator: "LITHVANIA,"
Duisburg, from the three-volume “Atlas
sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de
Fabrica Mundi," published after Gerard's
death by his son Rumold. From the U.S.
Library of Confress
1562 Giacomo Gastaldi: [the bottom half
of] "Il Disegno de Geografia Moderna del
Regno di Polonia..," Venice, 21 x 30.5
inches (if joined to the top half). First
edition of Gastaldi's 2-sheet map of the
Kingdom of Poland, the earliest map to
focus on Poland. Derived from Mercator's
1554 map of Europe, and influenced by
the maps of Wapowski (1526) and
Grodeckis (1548), now lost, but copied by
Ortelius in 1570. From www.raremaps.com
1899 copy of 1562 Gastaldi: [Translated]
(A map of Southwestern Russia by Ia.
1596 Giovanni Botero: "POLONIA,
LITHANIA, LIVONIA," Cologne, from his
"Theatrvm Principvm Orbis Vniversi..,"
with north on the right. From the Univ. of
Tartu, Estonia: http://dspace.utlib.ee/dspace/
[Undated, translated title] ( ("A map of
Poland, Lithuania, Livonia from Theatrum
Principum Orbis Universi.")