Auction 116, Lot 607

"To His Most Serene and August Majesty Peter Alexovitz Absolute Lord of Russia &c. This Map of Moscovy, Poland, Little Tartary and ye Black Sea &c. is Most Humbly Dedicated…", Moll, Herman

Subject: Russia, Poland

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
38.8 x 24 inches
98.6 x 61 cm

This superb large-scale map covers the Russian Empire from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The map is drawn from the surveys ordered by Peter the Great and is filled with great detail and interesting notations. An inset continues coverage to include the northern part of Russia. The large title cartouche is an allegorical dedication to Peter the Great with his portrait, the Romanov arms and cross of the Orthodox Church.

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Condition: B

Minor toning and offsetting.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $3,750

Closed on 9/20/2006

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