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Auction 118, Lot 695

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

Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 16.7 inches
54.6 x 42.4 cm
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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.

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Condition: A

Two minor spots in bottom border, else very good.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/6/2007

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