Auction 107, Lot 394

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

Subject: Russia

Period: 1644 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 16.7 inches
54.6 x 42.4 cm

This beautiful map is a re-issue of Hessel Gerritsz' rare and significant map of Russia (1614), 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.

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Condition: A

Short fold separation well away from map.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 6/9/2004

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