Auction 116, Lot 608

"Tabula Russiae ... alias dicta Moscovia", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.7 x 10.6 inches
34.8 x 26.9 cm

This attractive map of the region includes all of Scandinavia through to the Black and Caspian Seas. The map is based on Hessel Gerritsz' rare and significant map of Russia, which he compiled from manuscripts brought back by Isaac Massa. Richly decorated, it has a large title cartouche, three Russian gentlemen, and a view of Archangel Sckagoroda. This is apparently a later version with the alias dicta Moscovia removed from the end of the title.

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Condition: B

Clean and bright with later color. Small damp stain in border and a printer's ink smudge, else very good.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/20/2006

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