Maps: 1771 - 1776
1771 Anton Freiderich
Busching: "REGNI
POLONIÆ," Nuremburg.
Thomas Jeffreys: - Thomas Salmon (historian): "Poland Lithuania and Prussia," 7 x 8
inches, in a version from the 1771, 14th Edinbrurgh edition, and two from the 1772 12th
London edition of  "A New geographical and historical grammar...."
1772 Andrew Bell (engraver): "A Map of Poland, with its APPENDAGES: shewing the
late Partition of that Kingdom," originally published in the November 1772 issue of
Gentlemens Magazine, then reprinted in the December 1772 issue of Scots Magazine,
Edinburgh, with Bell's name added below the frame line. The First Partition, of course,
was of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and only partly of one of its two
constituents: the Kingdom of Poland.
1773 [dated]  Tobias Mayer - Homann Heirs (publisher): "Mappa Geographica Regni Poloniae ex novissimis quot quot sunt mappis specialibus composita et ad L.L. stereographica
projectionis / revocata a Tob. Mayero, S.C.S..." Nuremberg, in versions colored to show results of the First, 1772, Partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Mayer's name is
still followed by "S.C.S.," but now "Homanianos Heredes" in the cartouche is followed by "C.P.S.C.M." or "Cum Privilegio Sacræ Cæsaræ Majestatis" -- Mayer died in 1772, long after he
stopped making maps for Homann Heirs, and now the copyright to his maps is officially owned by Homann Heirs. The map was issued in at least 3 states: 1750, 1757 and 1773.
1773 [dated]  Tobias Mayer - Homann Heirs: "Mappa
Geographica Regni Poloniae," Nürnberg, 17.63 x 20.63
inches, in two versions from “Atlas Geographicus,” first
published in 1759, reissued to c. 1784. Note the ornate
engraving on the lower left corner compared with the
same area in the Mayer maps below.
1773 Emanuel Bowen:
1773 Antonio Zatta:
POLONIA," Venice.
c. 1773 [dated 1763] Guillaume Delisle
- Philippe Buache (publisher):
"La Pologne dressée sur ce qu'en ot donné
Dressee sur ce qu'en ot donne Starovolsk,
Beauplan, Hartnoch..," Paris, 18.8 x 24.3
inches, in the 7th state: the cartouche is
dated 1763 while the 1772 Partition is
1774 Jean Janvier (geographer/cartographer) - Jean Lattre II (engraver): "Les Royaumes
de Pologne et de Prusse, avec le Duche de Curlande, divises en provinces et palatinats..."
Paris, 25.5 x 18.5 inches, in versions from "Atlas Geographique." First issued 1760,
updated through 1780 (on the next page). This edition depicts lands lost in the First,
1772, Partition.
1773 [dated] Sebastian Dorn (engraver) - Michael Groell
: "Carte Generale & Itineraire de Pologne,"
Warsaw, depicting lands lost in the First, 1772, Partition.
c. 1771 "Tabula Poloniæ
et Lituaniæ"
1773 Thomas Kitchin: "POLAND,
the latest Authorities," and two
images. Compare with the 1782 and
1785 versions.
1772 W. Barker: "POLAND,
Shewing the Claims of
Russia, Prussia and Aus-
tria, until the late DEPRA-
DATIONS ..," engraved for
Carey's American edition of
"Guthrie's Geography im-
1772 J. H. Schneider:
(Poland  &
), Amsterdam,
3.75 x 4.75 inches, after
de l'Isle, from "Atlas des
From mappamundi-fr
on eBay
1773 [dated] Georges-
Louis Le Rouge: "Le
Royaume de Pologne, le
Grand duche Lithuanie,
avec le demembrement
du traite du 5 aout 1772,"
From Bibliotheque
nationale de France:
1775 Louis Brion de la Tour: "Carte
Curieuse des nouvelles Limities de la
Pologne, de l'Empire Ottoman et des  Etats
voisins FIXEES; par les puissances
copartageantes, par la paix entre les
Russes et les Turcs..."
(Map of the  Curious
new Limits of  Poland, the Ottoman Empire
and the united neighbors FIXED by
partitioning Powers, for peace between the
Russians and Turks)
, Paris, 41.5 x 49.5 cm.
From Bibliotheque nationale de France: via wikipedia
1772 [dated] Robert Sayer (mapmaker/publisher): "The Kingdom of Poland and Great Dutchy of Lithuania, with all
their Divisions," London, 48 x 64 cm / 18.7 x 25.4 inches. After Sayer's death, Laurie & Whittle changed the title
and reissued the map as "A New Map Of The Kingdom of Poland with its Dismembered Provinces and the Kingdm. Of
1772 Rigobert Bonne:
LITHUANIE," Paris, 9.1 x
13.7 inches.
c. 1772 Tobias Conrad Lotter (engraver/publisher) - August Vindel (geographer) : "MAPPA GEOGRAPHICA ex novisimis observationibus
repraesentans REGNUM POLONIÆ ET MAGNUM DUCATUM LITHUANIÆ," Augsburg, showing the partition of 1772, in two formats: a 49 x 60 cm
folding map, glued to linen, and versions of a flat map, 57 x 47 cm, from "Atlas novus." Lotter married Matthias Seutter's daughter in 1740 and
succeeded him in 1756. Lotter originally used Seutter's plate for the 1759-dated version of this map. After the 1772 partition, the "1759" date on
the last line was inexpertly erased in an update.
c. 1772 [dated 1749]  Jean Niepreckis (mapmaker) - "corrected" by Tobias Mayer -  
Homann Heirs
(publisher): "MAGN. DVCATVS LITVANIÆ," Nuremberg, 19.7 x 22.0
inches / 50.0 x 56.0 cm.
1775 [dated] Homann Heirs (publishers): "CHARTE von RUSSISICH LITAUEN, welche die von Polen an Russland
abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk, Msciflaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodsdchaften Polock und
Minsk enthalt," Nürnberg, 23 x 20 inches, showing the lands of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania annexed by the
Russian Empire after the 1772 partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1772 Type B cartouche
1772  Giovanni Antonio Rizzi-Zannoni: "Carte de la Pologne: Divisée par provinces et palatinats et subdivisée par districts..." (Map of Poland with its provinces, voivodeships, lands, and and further sub-
divided by their sub-districts),
Paris, in two versions. Józef Aleksander Jabłonowski, governor of Novogrudok -- in today's Belarus -- was an avid map collector. Under his supervision, and with his financial
support, the Italian cartographer Rizzi-Zannoni created this atlas using materials from Jabłonowski’s collection. It is a detailed, large-scale, 25-sheet atlas of engraved maps of Poland before the partitions
of 1772, 1793, and 1795. It is the only atlas from this period showing future Belarusian lands in detail and drawn to scale. Inscriptions are in Polish, French, and Ottoman Turkish (لسان عثمانى‎‎ Lisân-ı
Osmânî ).  
Maps are from a. University College of London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies:ssees, or b. Silesian Digital Library:SDL -- both via
"No. 2: "Kurlandia y część Jnflant Moskiewskich"  (Cour-
land and part of Moscovy's Livland)
From SDL and ssees
1772 [dated 1769] By "Ivan Truskot" on the
map, but
"Map of Polnd and Moldavia...," was
created by Scot John Truscott, of the Dt.
Petersburg Academy of Sciences, sometime
between 1772 and 1779. Also four
images. From the National Library of Russia, via the
World Digital Library
"No. 6: "Część połnocna Pruss Elektorskich, Woiewod-
ztwo Trockie y Xięstwo Żmudzkie."
(Northern part of
the Elector's Prussia, the Voivodship of Troki and the
Duchy of Żmudź.)
From SDL and ssees
1772  Georg Friedrich Schmidt:
"Рижская губерния"
(Riga guberniya),
in the Cyrillic-alphabet version of
Schmidt's map, published in St.
Petersburg. Also two
DETAIL images.
From the National Library of Russia: http:
"No. 7: "Woiewodstwa Wileńskie, Połockie y Witebskie."
(The Voivodships of Wilno, of Połock and of Witebsk.)
From SDL and ssees
"No. 10: "Xięstwo Biskupstwo Warmińskie, Część
połud- niowa Woiewodztwa Trockiego y Pruss Brande-
burskich. Część północna Podlasia y Mazowsza."

(Bishopric of Warmia, Southern Part of the Palatinat of
Troki, and the Northern Part of Podlachia and Mazovia)

From SDL and ssees  
1773 E. Hudyakov - James F. Schmidt: "Генералъная
Географическая Карта Псков- ской и Могилевской Губернии ..."
(General Geographic Map, Pskov and Mogilev guberniyas ...), St.
Petersburg, 47 x 67 cm., on canvas. Five
DETAIL images of the two
guberniyas created to accommodate the annexed Lithuanian
territories of the First Partition.
From the National Library of Russia: http:
1771 Rev. Francesco
Antonio Righini: "Tabula
Topographica Omnium
Locorum et Conventuum
Provinc. Lithuaniæ...,"
Rome, from "Provincial
Minorum Fratrum Ordinis
S. Francisci Conventual-
ium," an atlas depicting
European Franciscan
Title and Index pages:
"Wizerunek Powszechny
Polski y Litwy Służący do
zrozumienia zbioru XXIV.
Karta Wystawionego przez
Rizzi Zannoni Academiy
król. Nauk Göttingent-
skiey P. Inż. Hydr. w
Zeglarstwie Króla Franc. M.
(A general
image of Poland and Lith-
uania, the 24th sheet, to
understand the full set
prepared by Rizzi- Zannoni
of the Göttingen Academy,
the French King's sea
hydrographic engineer).
From SDL
No. 3: "granic Polski y Moskwy z strony Inflant." (bor-
der of Poland & Moscovy & part of Livland.)
From SDL
and ssees
No. 4: "Część gubernii Nowogrodzkiey." (Part of the
Novgorod Governorate.)
From SDL and ssees
No. 8: "Gubernia Smoleńska y część Woiewodztwa
(The Governorate of Smoleńsk and part of
the Voivodship of Witebsk.)
From SDL and ssees
No. 11: "Woiewodztwa Mińskie y Nowogrodzkie. (The
Voivodships of Mińsk and of Nowogródek.)
From SDL and
No. 12: "Karta granic Polski y Russii, zawieraiąca Woie-
wództwo Mścisławskie, część Woiewództwa Mińskiego,
regiment Starodubowski, ziemie (Vjezd) Rosławską,
Brjańską, Trubczewską, Bolchowską, Orelską, Kara-
czewską, Sjewską, y Kromyską."
(A map of the borders
of Poland and Russia, containing the Voivodship of
Mścisław, part of the Voivodship of Mińsk, the regiment
of Starodub, the lands (uyezd) of Rosław, Briańsk, Trub-
czewsk, Bolchow, Oreł, Kara- czewsk, Siewsk and
From SDL and ssees
1776 Francois Santini: "Le Royaume de
Pologne," Venice, 22 x 17.5 inches, in a
map by Robert de Vaugondy, to whom
Santini gives credit in the cartouche.
From "Atlas Universel" published by
Santini in 1776-84. The atlas is
essentially an Italian copy of the Robert
de Vaugondy "Atlas Universel." In 1784
Santini sold the plates to M. Remondini,
whose name appears on this particular
1776 [dated] Paolo Santini
(cartographer) - Homann Heirs
: "Carte de la LITH-
UANIE RUSSIENNE..." Venice, 22
x 17.5 inches, showing lands lost
by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
in the First, 1772, Partition. See
the 1784 re-engraving by
1773 J.F. Schmidt: "Гене- ральная карта Псков-
ской губернии, разделен- ной на пять провинций
(General map of Pskov gu- berniya, divided into 5
Dis- tricts)
, St. Petersburg,  46 х 58 cm, at 1:800
, on linen. From National Library of Russia, http://leb.
1774 John Gibson -  
Emanuel Bowen:
"POLAND," London, 4 x 3
inches, from "Atlas
Minimus Illustratus..,
Drawn & engraved by J,
Gibson; Revised,
corrected,  improved, by
E. Bowen, Geographer to
His Majesty." See the
1758, 1792 versions.
From diddersgoods on eBay
c. 1772 Jean-Baptiste
- Longchamps
: "Le royaume
de Pologne comprenant les
états de Pologne et de
Lithuanie, divisez en
provinces..." Paris. Color-
ing by Longchamps on a
c1691 map.
1776 J.F. Schmidt:
"Географическая карта
Могилевской губернии
на четыре провинции
(Map of the
Mogilev guberniya, divided
into four districts)
, St.
Petersburg, 45 х 54 cm, at
1:800 000, on linen. From
the National Library of Russia:
c. 1773  Tobias Mayer -  Homann Heirs:
"Mappa Geographica Regni Poloniae ex
novissimis...divisa et luci publice traddita
per Homannia- nos Heredes Norinbergæ
C.P.S.C.M." 60.4 x 52.8 cm.  A well-erased
cartouche drops both Mayer's name and
From cesgia on eBay
c. 1772 John Abraham
: "A New Map
of Poland," London.
1771 Type C cartouche
Beach Antique Maps & Prints
1772 Type B cartouche
Bartick Antique Prints
1772 Georg Friedrich Schmidt: "Tabula Geographica  
Gubernii Rigensis in suos circulos Divisi," Denmark in
two Latin-alphabet versions. See the Cyrillic version of
this map to the right.
c. 1771+ Giovanni Antonio Rizzi- Zannoni: "CARTE GENERALE DE LA POLOGNE..,"
Paris, in the 3rd State from Lattre's  "Atlas Moderne." Click the link for Rizzi-Zannoni to
see how to identify States 1-5.
Gentlemens Magazine, November 1772
Scots Magazine,
December 1772
1774 [dated 1773]
Thomas Kitchin
: "Poland,
shewing the claims of
Austria, Russia &
Prussia," London, sheet
31 x 21 cm, from
Fenning's "A new system
of Geography..."
odetowhitman* on eBay
1774 Otto Friedrich von Pistohlkors
(cartographer) - Johann Friedrich
(publisher): "Liefland oder die
beyden Generalgouvernementer und
Herzogthümer Lief- und Ehstland," Riga.
From the National library of Estonia's digital
National Library of France:
Digital Repository of Scientific Institutes:
1773 [dated] Georg Friedrich Utz: "Nova Mappa Geographica Regni
Poloniӕ, Magni Dvcatus Litvaniӕ Regni..," Nuremberg, 104 x 37
cm, in two versions depicting results of the First, 1772, Partition of
the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Lithuanian National Museum:
Lithuanian National Museum:
Leventhal Map Center at the
Boston Public Library:
National Library of Latvia  
via www.theeuropeanlibrary
National Library of Estonia's
digital archive:
orso47 on eBay
Yale's Beinecke Rare book and
Manuscript library
Zielonogórska Biblioteka
Cyfrowa, via
Lithuanian national museum:
1772 Claude Buffier: "LA
POLOGNE Suivant les
degrez de l'Academie des
Sciences de Paris, 1714,"
Paris, 21.5 x 16.5 cm,
from his "Geographie
Universelle Par P. Buffier
From  maklize on eBay
c. 1774-79 Giovanni
Battista Ghigi
: "Carta geo-
grafica del Regno di
Polonia..," Rome, 48.6 x
69.6 cm.
From  Biblioteca
Casanatense, Roma,
1773 [dated] Jean- Baptiste Crépy (publisher): "Etat
Present du Royaume de Pologne..." Paris, 33 x 25.5
cm., depicting lands lost in the First, 1772, Partition,
and most likely from his re-issue of George-Louis Le
Rouge"s "Atlas Nouveau"
1774 [dated] Samuel
(publisher): "Poland,
with its Divisions before
the late Partition," London,
19 x 13 inches, from the
first edition of his "New
Atlas or Mundane System
of Geography."
1772 [dated 1750]  Robert de Vaugondy
Family: "POLOGNE, Page 326" Paris, 6 x
6 inches, from a 1772 edition of
"Méthode abrégée et facile pour
apprendre la géographie."
From bertius on eBay
mapy-grafika on eBay
antiquariat-völkel on
Jagiellońska Biblioteka Cyfrowa
Cartographic and Geological
Institute of Catalonia:
State and Univ. Library, Bremen:
Münster Univ.- und Landes-
bibliothek: https://sammlungen.
Münster Univ.- und Landes-
bibliothek: https://sammlungen.
c. 1773 [dated 1757]  
Tobias Mayer - Homann
Heirs: "Mappa Geograph-
ica Regni Poloniae,"
Nürnberg, from “Atlas
Geographicus," depicting
the 1772 partition.
Yale's Beinecke Library: https:
National Library of Poland