Auction 108, Lot 456

"Moscoviae Pars Australis. Auctore Isaaco Massa", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Russia and Ukraine

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This is Moses Pitt's scarce issue of Jansson's map of the region north of the Sea of Azov. The map is based on the travels of Isaac Massa who visited Moscow in 1600. The land is fully engraved with forests and wild animals and tiny ships sail in the sea. Three corners of the map are decorated with large cartouches, each flanked with figures depicting royalty and the merchant class.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/29/2004