Auction 108, Lot 447

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

Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1644 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 16.7 inches
54.6 x 42.4 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 decorated with a large title cartouche, three Russian gentlemen, and a view of Archangel Sckagoroda.


Condition: B

Light toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/29/2004