Auction 108, Lot 449

"Nova et Accurata Wolgae Fluminis, olim RHA dicti Delineatio Auctore Adamo Oleario", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Russia

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
21.7 x 18.5 inches
55.1 x 47 cm

This is Moses Pitt's scarce 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 and the river's mouth on the Caspian Sea. Richly embellished with a figurative title cartouche featuring tribesmen and a camel, a distance scale with several chubby putti, a dedication cartouche with mermaids and a coat of arms, and a vignette of reindeer.

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Condition: A

Fine, sharp impression. Couple of insignificant spots, overall near fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/29/2004

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