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Auction 100, Lot 355

"Tabula Russiae ... M.DC.XIIII", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Russia

Period: 1614 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 16.8 inches
54.6 x 42.7 cm

This beautiful map is a re-issue of Hessel Gerritsz' rare and significant map of Russia, which he compiled from manuscripts brought back to Amsterdam by Isaac Massa. Includes a detailed inset plan of Moscow, with corresponding lettered location key that is attributed to the Crown Prince Fydor Gudonov. The map is richly decorated with a large title cartouche incorporating the coat of arms, sailing ships, a compass rose, three Russian gentlemen, and a view of Archangel Sckagoroda. Text on verso. $900 RESERVE.


Condition: A+

Very sharp impression with fine later color.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200


Closed on 9/12/2002