Auction 117, Lot 605

"La Russie Blanche ou Moscovie Divisee Suivant l'Estendue des Royaumes, Duches, Principautes, Provinces et Peuples…", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Russia

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19 inches
57.9 x 48.3 cm

Handsome map showing the extent of the Russian Empire in Europe. The political divisions are delineated and the forested areas are graphically shown. The map is based on the work of Sanson. Cherubs hang from the drape-style title cartouche. Latin title in top border, "Russiae Albae sive Moscoviae delineatio Geographica accurata et nova…"


Condition: B

Nice impression and original color. Some soil and toning in blank margins with a few stray spots of foxing in map. Bottom fold split just entering border, repaired on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/6/2006