Auction 101, Lot 291

"Route d'Amsterdam a Moscow et de la a Ispahan et Gamron", Bruyn, Cornelius de

Subject: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Period: 1718 (published)

Publication: Voyages Par Le Muscovie, En Perse, Et Aux Indes Orientales

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.8 x 11.1 inches
37.6 x 28.2 cm

De Bruyn, a Dutch artist, journeyed to Moscow, Persia and the East Indies in 1701 at the age of 50. He spent several years in the region recording his observations and preparing the illustrations for this important 18th century travelogue. This map depicts his route from Amsterdam to Archangel through the North Sea and then overland through Russia and Persia to the Straight of Hormuz. Finely engraved with a decorative title cartouche.

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Condition: A

A few minor spots in blank margins with very faint offsetting, still very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/4/2002

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