Auction 121, Lot 632

"Tractus Borysthenis Vulgo Dniepr et Niepr dicti, a Kiovia ad Urbum Oczakow ubi in Pontum Euxinum se exonerat", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Eastern Europe, Dnieper River

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Black & White

21 x 18 inches
53.3 x 45.7 cm

This superb map shows the course of the Dnieper River in three horizontal strips, each with a compass rose orienting the map. It is richly embellished with an elaborate title cartouche surrounded by hunters. Putti adorn the distance scale cartouche. The plate was originally engraved by Jan Jansson. After his death it was inherited by his son-in-law, known as Jansson-Waesberg, who published it in conjunction with Moses Pitt.


Condition: B+

Printed on a strong sheet with a dark impression. There are a few small flecks of foxing, primarily in the margins. There is a tiny hole in the middle of the map, near the Worklo River. The right margin has a weak area, and the bottom fold is separated, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/26/2007