Auction 110, Lot 510

"Tractus Borysthenis Vulgo Dniepr et Niepr dicti, a Kiovia ad Urbum Oczakow ubi in Pontum Euxinum se exonerat", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Russia

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
21.5 x 18 inches
54.6 x 45.7 cm

Superb map showing the course of the Dnieper River. The map is in strip style with three horizontal strips, each with a compass rose orienting the map. Richly embellished with an elaborate title cartouche surrounded by hunters. Putti flank the distance scale cartouche. 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:

Condition: A

Sharp impression. A few very faint spots, overall very good.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/2/2005

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