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Lithuania Obiter adumbrata

Author: Gabriel Bucelin (1599–1681)
Technique:copper engraving
Dimensions:6 × 10.50 cm

Historians criticised that map as uninformative (there was no Vilnius, Trakai, Kaunas, etc. in it) and as an imprecise copy of A. Ortelius’or J. Jansonius’ maps, but it should be noted that that particular cartographic miniature was created merely to illustrate a book about the expansion of Protestantism in Lithuania and therefore had only the most important centres of Protestantism marked in it. G. Bucelin’s book with the map of Lithuania included was published six times between 1650 and 1678.

Source: Law firm Valiunas Ellex art album LITUANIA IN ATLANTIBUS (2011). Text author Algimantas Muzikevičius