"Russiae, Vulgo Moscovia Dictae, Partes Septentrionalis et Orientalis. Auctore Isaaco Massa", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1658 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.3 x 16.5 inches
54.1 x 41.9 cm
This map is based on the travels of Isaac Massa, who visited Moscow in the early 1600s. It details the area from Finland to Siberia and beyond the Jenisej River and south to the Volga River, with Kazan and Novogorod shown. A partial coastline of Novaya Zemla is shown at the top of the map. The map is fully engraved with mountains and forests with deer, bear and other animals throughout. The title cartouche is flanked with pelts, and hunters and a wide variety of animals surround the scale of miles. The crest of the Russian Empire is shown at top. French text on verso.
This map is toned with slightly faded original color. There is a small stain in the lower margin and a tissue repair on a short internal crack in the paper. Overall the paper is sound and supple.