Auction 122, Lot 609

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

Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.5 x 11 inches
34.3 x 27.9 cm

Attractive and unusual map that includes all of Scandinavia through 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 Sckagorod, the port of Arkhangelsk.


Condition: B

A good impression on a sheet with a hole on the upper centerfold, which has been reinforced on the verso with tape. A few light stains and some minor creases.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2007