Maps: Lithuania Minor - Prussian Lithuania
Prussian Lithuanians   Lithuania Minor
2017 Renata3 (on wikipedia): "Etno-
graphic regions of Lithuania (based on
19th century culture)."Self-made using
Inkscape. Background: from image:
LithuaniaPhysicalMap-Clean.svg by
user:Knutux. Factual information is from
map of etnographic regions by Centre for
cartography, Vilnius University
401 - 500: "Baltu gentys V a." (Baltic
tribes in the 5th cent.) after Marija
Gimbutas.
Pre-History Caspar Henneberger
(historian/mapmaker): "Des Preusserlan."
(The Prussians, in pre- history) Königsberg,
from his
1584 history of Prussia. This is a
reduced version of his 1576 nine-sheet map
which was the basis for many later
versions by different mapmakers.
From
www.web.archive.org
1201 - 1301 "Prussian Tribes in the 13th
Century." The indicated cities/castles were
built by the Teutonic Knights to facilitate
conquest. Areas in grey reached further
south than shown on this map. Prussian
clans of Galindians, Sudovians, Sasna and
Lubavia as well as Kulmerland were
subjected to numerous incursions and
conquests by recently arriving Slavs.
From
Renata3 at wikipedia
Dr. M. Toeppen: "PREUSSEN in der
Heidnischen Teil
(pagan times)," published
1858
1584 Caspar Henneberger -  Abraham Ortelius: "PRVSSIÆ..." 18 x 14 inches, Antwerp,
in three different versions, with two different cartouches, all from his "Theatrum Orbis
Terrarum," and both showing the Memel/Klaipeda area of Lithuania. The maps are
based on the work of, and credited to, Caspar Henneberger. See the versions dated
1593, 1606,1630, 1634, 1640, 1645, 1665, 1681, and 1690
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1593 Cornelis de Jode (son of Gerard): "PRVSSIÆ
REGIONIS SARMATIÆ..." Antwerp, 18 x 14 inches, from
Vol. 2 of his 1593 "Speculum Orbis Terrarum." The
geography is based on Caspar Henneberger’s 1576
woodcut map of Prussia. A not-as-successful, but
generally superior, contemporary of Ortelius, with
Ortelius actively obstructing de Jode through his
political connections.
Both maps from www.raremaps.com
1601 Caspar Henne-
berger -  
Abraham
Ortelius: "Prussiӕ Vera
Descriptio.," Antwerp,
from "Theatrum Orbis
Terrarum." See versions
dated 1584, 1593, 1608,
1630, 1634, 1640, 1645,
1665, 1681, 1690.
From
www.sanderusmaps.com
1607 Gerard Mercator  -
Hondius - Janssonius

(publishers)
: "Prussia,"
Amsterdam, 17 x 23 cm,
from "Atlas minor Gerardi
Mercatoris."
From  
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1608 Henneberger
(original mapmaker) -  
Abraham Ortelius - J.B.
Vrients
(publisher):
"Prussiӕ Vera Descriptio
..," Antwerp, 47 x 37
cm, from "Theatro Del
Mondo Di Abrahamo
Ortelio."
From www.
davidrumsey.com
1619 Gerard Mercator:
(mapmaker)
: "PRVSSIA,
"Amsterdam, 19 x 14.5 inches,
from his "Atlas Sive
Cosmographia."
From
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Caspar Henneberger - Willem Blaeu: "PRVSSIÆ NOVA TABVLÆ," Amsterdam. 39 x 48
cm / 19.5 x 15 inches. The 1630 and 1634 versions are from Blaeu's first atlas:
"Atlantis Appendix..." The 1640 version is from his "Atlas Maior."
1630
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1634
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1630 Gerard Mercator
(mapmaker)
- Pieter Van
Den Keere
(engraver) -
J.E. Cloppenburgh
(publisher): "Prussia,"
Amsterdam, 7.5 x 9.8
inches /19.0 x 25.0 cm,
from "Atlas Minor."
From
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1637 Gerhard Mercator
(mapmaker)
- Jodocus
Hondius
(original pub-
lisher)
- Michaell Sparke
(London publisher):
"Prussia," 15 x 20 cm,
from "Historia mundi: or
Mercator's atlas," second
edition.
From  
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1630 Gerard Mercator  
(mapmaker): "Accurata
Prussiæ Descriptio,"
Amsterdam, with
Mercator's "privilege."
From  Royal Danish Library:
www.kb.dk  
Caspar Henneberger (oroginal cartographer) -  Jan (II)  Jansson (publisher): "Prvssia
Accvrate Descripta a Gasparo Henneberg Erlichensi," Amsterdam, 19 x 15 inches.
1640
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1645
wikipedia
1645
wikipedia
1647-50 Caspar Henneberger (original cartographer) -  
Jan (II) Jansson (intermediate publisher) - W. & J. Blaeu
(publisher)
: "Prvssia Accvrate Descripta a Gasparo
Henneberg Erlichensi," Amsterdam, 19 x 15 inches,
from "Toonneel des Aerdrycx, ofte nieuwe Atlas..." Text
on verso is Dutch.
1665 Caspar Henne-
berger
(original carto-
grapher)
- Willem Blaeu
(publisher)
: "PRVSSIÆ
NOVA TABVLÆ,"
Amsterdam. 39 x 48 cm
/ 19.5 x 15 inches, from
Blaeu's  "Atlas Maior."
 
From
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1640
https://antique-maps.lt/
Caspar Henneberger (historian/original mapmaker in
1576)
- Claes Visscher (revising mapmaker in 1630) -
Nicolaes Visscher II
(publisher, who received the
"privilege" noted in the cartouche in 1682)
: "Tabula
PRUSSIÆ eximia cura conscripta..." Amsterdam, 45 x
54 cm., from his "Atlas Minor." Based on a 1576 nine-
sheet map of Prussia by Henneberger. In the lower left
corner engraver's signature: "A Goos sculpsit." In the
upper left corner there is an inset view of  "Konigsberg."
1689 [dated] da Vignola
(cartographer) - Barbey
(engraver) - di Rossi
(publisher):
"La Prussia
divisa in reale che appar-
tiene al re di Polonia,"
Rome, 43 x 58 cm, from di
Rossi's "Mercurio Geografico."
From www.davidrumsey.com
1682
1690
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1641 Henneberger - Jan-
sson - Hondius
(publisher):
"Prussia Accurate De-
scripta..." from "...Nouvel
Atlas..."
From
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http://antique-maps.lt
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1651 Gerard Mercator  
(mapmaker) - Jan
Jansson
(publisher):
"PRVSSIA," 7.5 x 5.7
inches /19.1 x 14.5 cm,
from "Atlas Minor."
From  
www.oldworldauctions.com
1627 David Custos
(Custodis/Custis)
(engraver/mapmaker) -
Raphael Custos
(engraver
/publisher)
: "Prvssia Lat.
Prevssen
Ger." Augsburg,
12 x 10 1/2 inches.
From
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1680 Caspar Henne-
berger
(original carto-
grapher)
- S. Rogeri
& E.S. Hamersveldt
(
engravers) -  Jan (II)
Jansson (co-publisher) -
Moses Pitt
(co-publisher):
"PRUSSIA Accurate
Descripta," Oxford, 14.8
x 19.1 inches, blank
verso, from Pitt's "The
English Atlas."
From
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c1690 - 1706 Frederick de Wit (engraver/
publisher)
: "Ducatus Prussiæ, tam Polono
Regiæ..," Amsterdam. Wit acquired his
'cum privilegio" in 1688. Wit's widow,
Maria, continued the business after Wit's
death in 1706, until 1709, when the
remaining stock and plates were sold to
Pieter Mortier, Pieter can der Aa, and
Louis Renard. Covens and Mortier
republished Wit's maps until 1763.
From
the  Royal Danish Library: www.kb.dk
c1696 David Funck (publisher) - Johann
Joachim Püschel
(engraver): "Magnӕ
Prussiӕ Ducatus Tabula denuo correcta et
in lucem edita..," Nuremberg, 21.5 x 18.5
inches. Funck commissioned maps from J.
B. Homann, and had Püschel re-engrave
this one, in editions from 1680 to 1700.

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c1701-14 J.B. Homann (engraver/
geographer /publisher)
:  "Regnum
Borussiae..Norembergae.
" From Royal Danish
Library: www.kb.dk
NEW September 21
c1701-09 J. B. Homann (engraver/
geographer /publisher)
: "Regnum
Borussiæ..Norimbergæ." 47 x 55 cm.
From
the Univ. of Chicago: www.luna.lib.uchicago.edi
NEW September 21
c1701-14 J. B. Homann (engraver/
geographer /publisher)
: "Regnum
Borussiæ..Norimbergæ."
From Royal Danish
Library: www.kb.dk
1694 Philip Cluver
(geographer/publisher)
:
"
Prussiӕ Nova Tabula,"
London.
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