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J. Lelewel atlas collection

Vilnius University Library holds the professor Joachim Lelewel’s (1786–1861) private library. His cartographic collection and documentary heritage are one of the most significant historical collections at Vilnius University Library. Joachim Lelewel was a historian working in many areas (historical geography, cartography, numismatics, genealogy, heraldry and others), bibliographer, researcher of the book and a passionate bibliophile. Due to the worldwide fame he acquired, researchers from various countries express their interest in Lelewel’s contribution to the development of historical geography, numismatics, history of the book and other sciences. The Joachim Lelewel Collection contains some real masterpieces, such as 13 atlases by Claudius Ptolemy published in 1513–1698, 15 atlases by Gerardus Mercator, and 6 editions of Jodocus Hondius’ atlas and others. The collection has some unique pieces of cartography – the selection of 110 maps from the 16th century made by Giacomo Gastaldi and other Italian cartographers; Willem Blaeu’s famous fourthly-four volume set of atlases. Manuscript maps by Joachim Lelewel are especially valuable, particularly these from the Middle Ages. Joachim Lelewel’s personal collection of atlases is as valuable as the eminent cartography collection of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832–1901), which is now held at Helsinki University Library. The lives and research activities of these two scholars bear some striking resemblance and their scholarly heritage collections of the international level they both bequeathed to their homelands. Joachim Lelewel’s private cartography collection, now held in the library, containing old atlases and historical maps, is a valuable historical and cultural heritage collection for Lithuania and Europe, which is being researched by scholars of different areas interested in cartography. Provenances of the Atlas Collection show that it is not only the richest collection in Lithuania, but also the most interesting one in Eastern Europe.

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  • Title
    PARS TERTIA
    Nova Italiae delineatio
    Date
    1650
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  • Title
    ATLAS HISTORIQUE
    Creator
    Châtelain, Henry Abraham
    Date
    1718-1720
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  • Title
    P. BERTII COMMENTARIORVM RERVM GERMANICARVM Libri Tres
    P. Bertii commentariorum rerum Germanicarum libri tres
    Commentariorum rerum Germanicarum libri tres
    Germania ex descriptione Caesaris, Plinii, Taciti
    Germania
    Svecia et Norwegia
    Creator
    Bert, Pieter de
    Shelfmark
    BAV 40.7.34
    Date
    1616
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  • Title
    CL. PTOLEMAEI ALEXANDRINI... libri VIII. de Geographia è Græco denuo traducti
    Geographia
    Creator
    Ptolemaeus, Claudius
    Shelfmark
    M 1
    Date
    1540 Mense Martio
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  • Title
    EPITOME THEATRI ORTELIANI
    Orbis terrarum
    Europa
    Asia
    Africa
    America
    Russia
    Livonia
    Polonia
    Prussia
    Creator
    Ortelius, Abraham
    Shelfmark
    M 10
    Date
    1595
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  • Title
    CLAVDII PTOLEMAEI GEOGRAPHICAE ENARRATIONIS LIBRI OCTO
    Claudii Ptolemaei Geographicae enarrationis libri octo
    Geographicae enarrationis libri octo
    Geographica enarrationes
    Sarmatia in Europa. Taurica Chersonesus
    Pasaulis
    Oceani occidentalis seu terrae novae tabula
    Tabula moderna Hungariae, Poloniae, Russiae, Prussiae et Valachiae
    Differt situs orbis hydrographorum ab eo quem Ptolomeus posuit
    Orbis typus universalis
    Creator
    Ptolemaeus, Claudius
    Shelfmark
    M 1001
    Date
    1525
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  • Title
    GEOGRAPHIA VNIVERSALIS, VETVS ET NOVA
    Geographia universalis, vetus et nova
    Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Enarrationis libros VIII
    Orbis universalis descriptio
    Descriptio Orbis generalis, ut a Ptolemaeo situs
    Sarmatiam Europeam continet haec octava tabula
    Poloniae et Hungariae descriptio
    Africa nova
    Novarum insularum descriptio [Amerika]
    Creator
    Ptolemaeus, Claudius
    Shelfmark
    M 1003
    Date
    1545
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  • Title
    CL. PTOLEMAEI ALEXANDRINI GEOGRAPHIAE LIBRI OCTO
    Creator
    Ptolemaeus, Claudius
    Shelfmark
    M 1004a
    Date
    1584
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  • Title
    THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM
    Theatrum orbis terrarum
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Prussia
    Poloniae Regnum
    Creator
    Ortelius, Abraham
    Shelfmark
    M 1005
    Date
    1570
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  • Title
    THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM
    Theatrum orbis terrarum
    Prussia
    t´ Ckoninckrijck van Polen
    Lieflant
    Nooerdtsche Landen
    Ckeyser-rijck van Ruyssen oft Moscouia
    Creator
    Ortelius, Abraham
    Shelfmark
    M 1007
    Date
    1571
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  • Title
    THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM
    Theatrum orbis terrarum
    Creator
    Ortelius, Abraham
    Shelfmark
    M 1009
    Date
    1579
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  • Title
    Theatrum oder Schauwbüch des Erdtkreijs
    Theatrum oder Schaubuch des Erdkreis
    Creator
    Ortelius, Abraham
    Shelfmark
    M 1010
    Date
    1580
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  • Title
    THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM
    Theatrum orbis terrarum
    Poloniae Regnum
    Prussia
    Livonia
    Scandia
    Russia
    Parergon in quo vateris geographiae aliquot tabulae
    Nomenclator Ptolomaicus; omnia locorum vocabula quae in tota Prolemaei Geographia occurrunt, continens: ad fidem Graeci codicis purgatus; & in...
    Creator
    Ortelius, Abraham
    Shelfmark
    M 1011
    Date
    1584
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  • Title
    THEATRE DE L´VNIVERS
    THEATRE DE L´UNIVERS, CONTENANT LES CARTES DE TOUT LE MONDE : AVEC UNE BRIEVE DECLARATION D´ICELLES
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Europae
    Asie nova descriptio
    Africae tabula nova
    Americae sive Novi orbis nova descriptio
    Poloniae, Lithvaniaeq. descriptio
    Prussiae vera descriptio
    Livoniae nova descriptio
    Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae descriptio
    Creator
    Ortelius, Abraham
    Shelfmark
    M 1012
    Date
    1598
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  • Title
    [T. 2] SPECVLVM GEOGRAPHICVM TOTIVS GERMANIAE IMPERIVM REPRAESENTANS
    Speculum geographicum totius Germaniae imperium repraesentans
    Prussia, Pomerania et Diethmarsia
    Livonia et Moscovia ducatus
    Poloniae regnum
    Shelfmark
    M 1013/2
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  • Title
    Spieghel der Zeevaerdt
    Spiegel der zeevaert
    Creator
    Waghenaer, Lucas Janszoon
    Shelfmark
    M 1014
    Date
    1584
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  • Title
    SPIEGEL DER ZEE-VAERT, vande Nauigatie der VVestersche Zee
    Spiegel der zeevaert
    Beschryuinghe vantlandt van Pruyssn
    Creator
    Waghenaer, Lucas Janszoon
    Shelfmark
    M 1015
    Date
    1589
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  • Title
    Įvairūs miestovaizdžiai
    Roma
    Tivoli
    Perugia
    Bologna
    Mantova
    Antwerpen
    Valletta
    Parma
    Vicenza
    Verona
    Piacenza
    Ferrara
    Napoli
    Lucca
    Urbino
    Pavia
    Pisa
    Firenze
    Siena
    Lyon
    Venezia
    Genova
    Milano
    Coimbra
    Turino
    Toledo
    Bilbao
    Assisi
    Chartres
    Blois
    Wien
    Avignon
    Rouen
    Metz
    Paris
    La Rochelle
    Reims
    Riga
    Deux centaines de plans et vues de villes du XVI-e siècle gravés ou publiés par Claudio Ducetti, Matteo Florimi, Giacomo Franco, Antonio lafreri,...
    Shelfmark
    M 1017
    Date
    1572-1630
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  • Title
    ATLAS
    COSMOGRAPHICÆ MEDITATIONES DE FABRICA MUNDI ET FABRICATI FIGURA
    Orbis terrae Compendiosa descriptio
    Europa
    Africa
    Asia
    America sive India nova
    Polus arcticus
    Prussia
    Livonia
    Russia
    Lithuania
    Creator
    Mercator, Gerard
    Shelfmark
    M 1018
    Date
    1595
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  • Title
    ATLAS der ALTEN WELT
    Creator
    Vieth, Gerhard Ulrich Anton
    Shelfmark
    M 102
    Date
    1806
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  • Title
    GERARDI MERCATORIS ATLAS
    COSMOGRAPHICÆ MEDITATIONES DE FABRICA MUNDI ET FABRICATI FIGURA
    Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptio
    Nova Europae descriptio
    Europa
    Africa
    Asia
    America sive India nova
    Livonia
    Prussia
    Russia
    Lithvania
    Polonia et Silesia
    Nova Africae tabula
    Asiae nova descriptio
    America
    Hispaniae Novae nova descriptio
    America meridionalis
    Galliae tabulae geographicae
    Belgii inferioris geographicae tabulae
    Germaniae tabulae geographicae
    Italiae, Sclavoniae et Graeciae tabulae geographicae
    Creator
    Mercator, Gerard
    Shelfmark
    M 1020
    Date
    1606
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  • Title
    PETRI KÆRII GERMANIA INFERIOR
    Germania Inferior
    Creator
    Keere (Kaerius), Pieter van den (Petrus)
    Shelfmark
    M 1031
    Date
    1617
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  • Title
    LA GERMANIE INFERIEVRE de PETRUS KEERIUS
    La Germanie Inférieure de Petrus Keerius, c´est à dire Nouvelles et exactes cartes géographiques des XVII provinces dicelle
    Nouvelles et exactes Cartes Geographiques des XVII Provinces Dicelle
    La Germanie Inférieure
    Creator
    Keere (Kaerius), Pieter van den (Petrus)
    Shelfmark
    M 1032
    Date
    1622
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  • Title
    PETRI KÆRII GERMANIA INFERIOR
    XVII Provinciarum ejus novæ et exactæ Tabulæ Geographicæ
    Creator
    Keere (Kaerius), Pieter van den (Petrus)
    Shelfmark
    M 1033
    Date
    1622
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  • Title
    Cartes particulières de la France suivant l´ordre des provinces ecclésiastiques, des dioeceses, de ses archeveschés et éveschés, jusques à l...
    Tabula rotunda Rogeriana 1154. Triangulatio distantiarum Fransiae et Alemaniae ad mentem Edrisii
    Antiquorum Galliae Episcopatuum geographica descriptio
    Creator
    Sanson d´Abbéville, Nicolas
    Shelfmark
    M 1034
    Date
    1667
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  • Title
    [Įvairūs žemėlapiai]
    Harmonie ou Correspondance du Globe
    L´Hydrographie
    Les Deux poles
    Mappe-monde
    Asie
    Afrique
    L´Europe
    Amérique Septentrionale
    Amérique Méridionale
    Hispaniae antiquae tabulae
    Carte générale d´Espagne
    Italia antiqua
    Cartes générale de l´Italie
    Galliae antiquae descriptio
    Carte générale du Royaume de France
    Picardie et les Bas Pays catholiques
    Provinces Unies des Bas
    Germania antiqua
    Carte générale de l´Empire d´Allemagne
    Ertz-Hertzogthumb Oesterreich
    Les Suisses
    Carte générale des Royaumes d´Angleterre
    Britannicae insulae
    Estats de la Couronne de Pologne
    Estats du czar
    Estats de l´Empire du grand seigneur des Turqs
    Description de l´Empire du sophi des Perses
    Description de la Tartarie
    La Chine Royaume
    Les Isles Philippines, Molucques et de la Sonde
    Partie de la Barbarie ou est le Royaume d´Alger
    Parties de Barbarie en Africque ou sont les Royaumes de Tunis et Tripoli
    Les Isles Antilles
    Creator
    Sanson d´Abbéville, Nicolas
    Shelfmark
    M 1035
    Date
    1640-1667
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  • Title
    CARTES GENERALES DE TOVTES LES PARTIES DV MONDE
    Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde
    LES EMPIRES, MONARCHIES, Republiques, Estats, Peuples, &c. de l´ASIE, de l´AFRIQUE, de l´EUROPE, & de l´AMERIQUE
    L´Europe
    La Scandinavie ou sont les Estats de Suède, Norwège et Danemarck
    Etats du Czar
    Etats de la Couronne de Pologne
    Europa vetus
    Romani Imperii qua Occidens est descriptio geographica
    Romani Imperii qua Oriens est descriptio geographica
    Baltia
    Germano-Sarmatia
    La Prusse
    La Curlande
    La Samogitie
    Creator
    Sanson d´Abbéville, Nicolas
    Shelfmark
    M 1036
    Date
    1658
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  • Title
    Klaer-Lichtende NOORT-STAR Ofte ZEE-ATLAS
    Klaarlichtende Noortstar ofte Zeeatlas
    Creator
    Loon, Jan van
    Shelfmark
    M 1037
    Date
    1667
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  • Title
    Įvairūs žemėlapiai
    Shelfmark
    M 1038
    Date
    1616-1666
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  • Title
    NOUVEL ATLAS DE LA JEUNESSE
    L´Europe
    La Suède, Le Danemarck et La Norwège
    La Russie d´Europe
    Creator
    Hérisson, Eustache
    Shelfmark
    M 104
    Date
    1820
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  • Title
    ATLAS SELECTUS von allen Königreichen und Ländern der Welt
    Gros Britannien oder Engelland, Schottland und Irrland
    Das Königreich Daennemarck
    Das Königreich Schweden
    Das Russische Reich
    Die Departament der Republik Frankreich
    Die Republik Schweiz
    Der Westphaelische Creis
    Das Herzogthum Holstein
    Das Herzogthum Mecklenburg
    Das Herzogthum Pommern
    Der südliche Theil des Ober Saechsischen Kreises
    Das Herzogthum Schlesien
    Spanien und Portugal
    Das Königreich Portugal
    Italien
    Gantz Grichenland
    Das Türkische Reich in Europa
    Die Asiatische Türkey
    Das Gelobte Land samt der 40 Jahrigen Reise der Kinder Israel aus Egypten
    Charte von dem Engellaendischen u. Franzoesischen Besitzungen in Nord America
    Creator
    Schreiber, Johann Georg
    Shelfmark
    M 106
    Date
    ca 1793
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  • Title
    NOUVELLE EDITION DU THEATRE de la GUERRE en JTALIE
    Nouvelle édition du théâtre de la guerre en Italie
    Creator
    Nolin, Jean Baptiste
    Shelfmark
    M 1063
    Date
    1735
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  • Title
    LES FRONTIERES DE FRANCE ET DES PAIS BAS
    Creator
    Fer, Nicolas de
    Shelfmark
    M 1064
    Date
    1743
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  • Title
    ATLAS GÉOGRAPHIQUE ET MILITAIRE DE LA FRANCE
    Carte de France divisée en XXXI gouvernements
    Plans et descriptions des principales places des de guerre
    Creator
    Julien, Roch Joseph
    Shelfmark
    M 1065
    Date
    1751
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  • Title
    [Atlas van de XVII Nederlandsche Provintien]
    Atlas van de XVII nederlandse provinciën
    Shelfmark
    M 1066
    Date
    1757
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