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Antique Map of Russian Lithuania After The First Partition

Interesting regional map of Russian Lithuania, showing remarkable detail along the upper Dniepr and Dwina River regions, from Liefland to Mscislaw and Woiwodschaft.

This 1775 map depicts lands lost by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to the Empire of Russia as a result of the First, 1772, Partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Large decorative armorial cartouche.  

Homann Heirs Biography

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.