Author: Coxe William , 1747 - 1828
Title: Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark. Interspersed with Historical Relations and Political Inquiries.
London: printed for T. Cadell, 1785.
Binding: decoratively bound. Contemporary tree calf, flat spines in six compartments ruled in gilt, red morocco labels lettered in gilt.
2 volumes 4to (27.5 x 21 cm). With 12 engraved maps and plans (11 folding), and 11 engraved plates.
Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark by English historian and clergyman William Coxe (1747–1828) provides both the author’s subjective impressions from his travels and information about the history and politics of the countries visited.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 564.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 564-567.
3rd: Map of the Kingdom of Poland, Grand Duchy of Lithuania and their provinces. By Thomas Kitchin, 1784. The map was drawn after the First Partition of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1772. The treaty signed by Russia, Prussia, and Austria on 5 August 1772 states that Russia receives the eastern part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania up to Daugava and Dnieper: the Voivodeships of Polotsk, Vitebsk, and Mstsislaw, the eastern part of the Voivodeship of Minsk, and the Voivodeship of Livonia. Prussia occupies Pomerania, and Austria takes a large part of Poland with Lviv. Lithuania and Poland lost around 30 % of their territory.