This is a magnificent, large map of Estonia and Latvia. It shows the fortified towns of Goldingen and Derpt and is filled with many detail on villages, owns, topography, forests, marshes, mountains and rivers. The islands of Saaramaa and Hiiumaa (Dagho, Oesel) are prominent in the Gulf of Riga. The sheet is decorated with a drape-style title cartouche held aloft by weapon-wielding putti and a scale cartouche in the opposite corner.
1720 Homann Map of Estonia and Latvia
Ducatuum Livoniae et Curlandiae cum vicinis Insulis Nova Exhibitio Geographica
Map Maker Specifics
J Homann, 1720, Nurnberg
19.2 x 23 in. plus margins
Very good. Clear strike and nice hand coloring. Marginal toning and chips. Issued fold and some extra creases.