Auction 135, Lot 540

"Dwinae Fluvii Nova Descriptio", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Russia

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 18.2 inches
54.1 x 46.2 cm

A scarce map depicting the course of the Dvina River in strip map style. The headwaters are at bottom left, with the mouth at Archangelsk at upper right. The map is decorated with a superb title cartouche surrounded by putti and a distance scale flanked by wildlife. 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.


Condition: A

The centerfold has been reinforced with light tissue on verso and a couple tiny marginal tears have been repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/16/2011