Auction 108, Lot 448

"Dwinae Fluvii Nova Descriptio", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Russia

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Black & White

21.5 x 18.2 inches
54.6 x 46.2 cm

A scarce map depicting the course of the Dvina River in strip map style. The headwaters are at bottom left, with the mouth at Archangel at upper right. The map is decorated with a superb title cartouche surrounded by putti and a distance scale flanked by wildlife. The plate was originally engraved by Jan Jansson. After his death it was inherited by his son-in-law, known as Jansson-Waesberg, who published it in conjunction with Moses Pitt.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #1820:1.2.

Condition: B

Crisp impression. Small split on centerfold just into bottom of map.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/29/2004