Auction 119, Lot 658

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

Subject: Russia

Period: 1654 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 15.3 inches
52.1 x 38.9 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 is at bottom, just left of centerfold. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

There are a couple of expert repairs in right margin; one repairing a clear tear just entering border.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/9/2007