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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
    Įvairūs žemėlapiai
    Atlas minor
    Asiae nova delineatio
    Africae accurata tabula
    Gallia vulgo La France
    Magnae Britanniae tabula
    Tabula exactissima regnorum Sueciae et Norvegiae nec non Maris Universi Orientalis
    Regni Daniae novissima et accuratissima tabula
    abula Germaniae
    Novissima et accurratissima XVII Provinciarum Germaniae Inferioris delineatio
    Belgii regii accuratissima tabula
    Belgium confoederatum
    ATLAS MINOR SIVE TOTIUS ORBIS TERRARUM CONTRACTA DELINEATIO EX CONATIBUS NICOLAI VISSCHER AMST: BATAV. APUD NICOLAUM VISSCHER cum privilegio ordin....
    Creator
    Visscher, Nicolaes Jansz
    Shelfmark
    M 1551a
    Date
    1640-1670
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    Įvairūs žemėlapiai
    America Septentrionalis
    Nova et accuratissima tabula Hispaniae
    Caerte vande Vereenigde Nederlanden
    Alpinae seu Foederati Rhetiae... nova descriptio
    Tabula Germaniae
    Nova totius Westphaliae descriptio
    Ducatus Iuliacensis, Cliviensis, Montensis
    Palatinatus Rheni nova et accurta descriptio
    Tabula exactissima regnorum Sueciae et Norvegiae
    Daniae regni typus
    Tabula nova Poloniae et Silesiae
    Novi Belgii... tabula
    Perfecte caerte der gelegentheyt van Olinda de Pernambuco
    Exactissima regni Scotiae tabula
    Regni Daniae novissima et accuratissima tabula
    Magnae Britanniae tabula
    Exactissima Helvetiae, Rhetiae, Valesiae... tabula
    Flandriae comitatus
    t Meerderdeel van ´t Oost-Vrije in Vlanderen vertonende
    Brabaniae Bataviae pers occidentalis
    Carte nouvelle représentant les lignes des François en Brabant
    Dunabius fluvius Europae maximusa fontibus usque ad ostia
    Totius regni Hungariae... tabula
    Tabula geographica.. Rheni, Mosae et Mosellae
    Sacri Romani Imperii Westphaliae circulus
    Iuliacensis, Cliviensis et Montensis ducatus
    Tabula geographica partem Inferiori Rheni continens
    Archiepiscopatus et electoratus Trevirensis
    Moguntini Archiepiscopatus et electoratus... descriptio
    Exactissima tabula... Palatinatus ad Rhenum, Vormaciensis et Spirensis episcopatus, Bipontini ducatus
    Sacri Romani Imperii Sueviae circulus
    Sacri Romani Imperii Bavariae circulus
    Regnum Bohemiae
    Regnum Humgariae
    Nouvelle carte de la Mer Noir et du Canal de Constantinople
    Nouvelle carte geographique de la Mer Azof ou de Zabache et des palus Meotides
    Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudicae status
    Nassovia principatus
    Carte particuliere du Pays de Belgrade, Temeswar et Peterwaradyn
    Plan de la ville forte et chateau de Belgrade
    Carte de l´Afrique meridionale
    Carte du Paraguay, du Chili, détroit de Magellan et Terre de Feu
    Hiberniae Regnum
    Angliae regnum
    A New Map of the Kingdom of England
    Tabula nova totius Regni Poloniae
    Nouvelle carte géographique du Grand Royaume de Moscovie représentant la partie septentrionale
    Nouvelle carte geographique du Grand Royaume de Moscovie representant la partie meridionale
    Comitatus Burgundiae
    Totius flumini Rheni novissima descritptio
    Regionum Coloniense electoratu et archiepiscopatu subditarum peraccurata tabula
    Moguntini archiepiscopatus et electoratus... descriptio
    Abbildung der Welt-berühmten Keyserlichen Frey-Reychs-Wahl und Handel-Staat Frankfurt am Mayn mit ihrem Gebiet
    Totius Alsatiae novissima tabula
    Landgraviatus Alsatiae
    Superioris Alsatiae... tabula
    Bavariae pars inferior
    Bavariae pars superior
    Ducatus Bremae et Ferdae
    Slesvicensis ducatus incolis Das Herzogtum Schleswieg
    Holsatiae ducatus vernacule Das Herzogtum Holstein
    Ducatus Luneburgici et comitatus Duneburgensis
    Carte géographique du Duché de Poméranie et Mecklenbourg
    Austriae archiducatus pars superior
    Viennense territorium
    Regnorum Portugaliae et Algarbiae tabula
    La Castille propre ou Vieille et la Nouvelle avec l´Estremadure Castillane
    Cataloniae principatus
    Peloponnesus hodie Morea
    Cretae su Candiae insula et regnum
    Tabula nova Natoliae et Asiae Minoris
    Indiae orientalis... nova descriptio
    Jamaica Americae Septententrionalis ampla insula
    Insula Matanino vulgo Martanic
    Germaniae Inferioris XVII Provinciarum accuratissima tabula
    Belgium foederatum
    Fisiae dominium vernacule Friesland
    Groningae et Omlandiae dominium vulgo De Provincie van Stadt en Lande
    Transisalania provincia vulgo Over-Ijssel
    Ducatus Geldriae et Zutphaniae comitatus
    Novissima comitatus Zutphaniae totiusque fluminis insulae descriptio
    Tabula nova Provinciae Ultrajactanae
    Kennemaria et Wesrfrisia vulgo et vernacule Noord-Holland
    Nieuwe Kaert van t´ Baljuwschap van Kennemerland met de Bannen van Westsaanen, Assendelft, Heemskerk
    Rhenolandia, Amstelandia et circumiacentia aliquot territoria
    Nieuwe Kaart van Mynden
    Delflandia, Schielandia et circumjacentes insulae
    Hollandiae pars meridionalior vulgo Zuyd-Holland
    Comitatus Zelandiae novissima delineatio
    Belgii pars meridionali
    Brabantiae ducatus cum adjecentibus provinciis
    Brabantiae Bataviae pars occidentalis
    Brabantiae Bataviae pars orientalis
    Tetrarchiae Antverpiensis pars meridionalis
    Marchionatus Sacri Romani Imperii
    Mechlinia dominium et Aerschot ducatus
    Bruxellensis tertarchia
    Lovaniensis tetrarchia una cum Ascotano ducatu
    Flandriae comitatus
    Flandriae comitatus pars Batava
    Flandriae comitatus pars septentrionalis
    Flandriae comitatus pars orientalis
    Flandriae comitatus pars media
    Flandriae comitatus pars australis
    Flandriae comitatus pars occidentalis
    Perfecte kaerte van t´ Berger en Broucborger Ambacht
    Le Comté d´Artois
    Comitatus Hannoniae tabula
    Comitatus Namurci emendata delineatio
    Limburgi ducatus et comitatus Valckenburgi nova descriptio
    Luxemburgensis ducatus
    Leodiensis episcopatus pars septentrionalis
    Leodiensis episcopatus pars media
    Tractus inter Sabim et Mosam
    Creator
    Visscher (Piscator), Claes Janszoon (Nicolaus Joannes)
    Shelfmark
    M 1555
    Date
    1626-1720
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