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Pierre Mortier: Marchionatus Brandenburgi et Ducatus Pomeraniae

Map: POL711
 
Cartographer: Pierre Mortier
Title: Marchionatus Brandenburgi et Ducatus Pomeraniae
Date: c. 1710
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 23 inches / 59 cm
Height: 19 inches / 49 cm
Map ref: POL711
Description:
Intricate and finely-engraved map of the historical duchies of Brandenburg and Pomerania, now the border between Germany and Poland. The map includes parts of the modern German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, and Saxony-Anhalt, as well as part of the Polish voivodship of West Pomerania.

The map is embellished with two large cartouches. The upper cartouche contains the map's title and is held aloft by fluffy clouds while putti bear the coats of arms of the two duchies. The lower cartouche represents the fertility, wealth, and industriousness of the region with depictions of beehives, wheat, and a putto holding surveying equipment.

Original hand-colour. [POL711]