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Auction 115, Lot 546

"Russiae, Vulgo Moscovia, Pars Australis Auctore Isaaco Massa", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Russia

Period: 1644 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 15 inches
52.8 x 38.1 cm

Fine map based on the travels of Isaac Massa who visited Moscow in 1600. It covers the southern part of the empire bordering the Caucasus. The map is elaborately embellished with richly dressed people and wild animals flanking three cartouches. The imprint of Johann and Cornelius Blaeu at bottom, just left of centerfold.


Condition: B

Some uneven toning, else very good with a fine impression and old color.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/21/2006