Auction 121, Lot 635

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

Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 11 inches
34.3 x 27.9 cm

Attractive and unusual map including all of Scandinavia through to the Black and Caspian Seas. The map is based on Hessel Gerritsz' rare and significant map of Russia, compiled from manuscripts brought back by Isaac Massa. Richly decorated with a large title cartouche, three Russian gentlemen, and a view of Archangel Sckagoroda., the port of Arkhangelsk.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/26/2007

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