Detailed map of Poland, by Tobias Mayer, dated 1757 in the title cartouche.
Poland extends from Glogau and Breslau in the west, to Braclaviensis in the south along the Dniestr River, east to the Dniepr River and Mscislaw and north to include parts of Lithuania, although Curland separates Poland from the Lithuanian Sea.
A marvelous, highly detailed map, engraved at one of the most fascinating periods in Polish history.
Homann Heirs was a German publishing firm that enjoyed a major place in the European map market throughout the eighteenth century. Founded in 1702 by Johann Baptist Homann, the business passed to his son, Christoph, upon Johann’s death in 1724. Christoph died in 1730, aged only 27, and the firm was inherited by subsequent Homann heirs. This altered the name of the company, which was known as Homann Erben, or Homann heirs. The firm continued in business until 1848.