Auction 103, Lot 396

"Nova & Accurata Wolgae Fluminis…", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Russia

Period: 1659 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.2 x 18.7 inches
56.4 x 47.5 cm

Uncommon map of the Volga River in two parts based on the travels of Adam Olearius. The left side of the map begins at Nazhniy Novgorod and ends at Saratov. The right side continues to Astrakhan with an inset of the river delta. Richly embellished with a strapwork title cartouche featuring reindeer, a scale cartouche with putti, and a fine pictorial scene of an encampment with camels.


Condition: B

Light water stain at bottom centerfold. Short tear at top, just past border, closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $650 - $750


Closed on 6/11/2003