Scarce map of Poland, showing both the dismemberment and newest boundaries, following the Congress of Vienna.
This map was originally published with a different title by William Faden in 1799. The map is based on the Rizzi-Zannoni 24-sheet map of 1772 that was commissioned by the King of Poland. An inset contains a bird's-eye plan of Warsaw flanked by tables of information concerning the population, religion, and languages.
A color key below the title identifies the regions of Prussia, Russia, Austria and the Kingdom of Poland.
A scarce variant--this is the first time we have handled this state of the map.
William Faden (1749-1836) was a prominent London mapmaker and publisher. He worked in close partnership with the prolific Thomas Jeffreys from 1773 to 1776. In 1783, Faden assumed ownership of the Jeffreys firm and was named Geographer to the King in the same year. Faden specialized in depictions of North America and also commanded a large stock of British county maps, which made him attractive as a partner to the Ordnance Survey; he published the first Ordnance map in 1801. The Admiralty also admired his work and acquired some of his plates which were re-issued as official naval charts. After retiring in 1823 the lucrative business passed to James Wyld, a former apprentice.