Auction 126, Lot 594

"Taurica Chersonesus, Hodie Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Ukraine

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: The English Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This fine map of the region north of the Black Sea is based on Mercator's cartography. The interior is filled with large forests and mountains. It is embellished with two cartouches surrounded by figures. 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.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/3/2008

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