Auction 127, Lot 604

"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

The impression is a bit weak at upper right, else fine.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $550

Closed on 2/25/2009

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