Auction 130, Lot 575

"Novissima Russiae Tabula Authore Isaaco Massa", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 18.5 inches
54.6 x 47 cm

This map is based on the travels of Isaac Massa, the Dutch traveler & merchant, who first visited Russia during the Time of the Troubles. When he returned to Holland in 1609 he brought a rich collection of historical, geographical, ethnographic & cartographic material that formed the basis of this and several other important maps of the region from this period. The map covers all of Scandinavia and Baltic region thought to include the Black and Caspian seas. It is nicely detailed including engraved forests and mountains. This is the proof state without the decorative elements and the simplified title cartouche with the dedication/publishers imprint and coat of arms blank. German text on verso.

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Condition: A

The lower centerfold has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/2/2009

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