Auction 107, Lot 395

"Tabula Russiae ... alias dicta Moscovia", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 10.7 inches
34.5 x 27.2 cm

An attractive map of the region including all of Scandinavia through to the Black and Caspian Seas. The map is based on Hessel Gerritsz' rare and significant map of Russia, which he compiled from manuscripts brought back by Isaac Massa. Richly adorned with a large title cartouche, three Russian gentlemen, and a view of Archangel Sckagoroda.


Condition: B

Backed with Japanese tissue stabilizing bottom centerfold with slight loss in un-engraved paper.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/9/2004