Auction 132, Lot 524

"Paskaart van de Rivier de Dwina of Archangel…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Russia

Period: 1709 (circa)

Publication: Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

This superb sea chart shows the mouth of the Dvina River on the White Sea and the chief seaport of Archangel. It is oriented with north to the left by a nice compass rose. The map is dominated by the large illustration that fills the large island in the delta showing several Russian men along with their tamed reindeer and bears.

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Condition: A

A couple minor edge tears at bottom have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/2/2010

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