Auction 137, Lot 621

"Moscovey in Europe from the Latest Observations…", Senex, John

Subject: Russia

Period: 1721 (circa)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 23 inches
49.5 x 58.4 cm

This large and remarkably detailed map covers the region from the Gulf of Finland east to the Pechora (Petzora) River, with Moscow located roughly in the middle. Details include mountains, rivers, and forests, and scores of place names. The roads are engraved throughout, along with a number of notes on the inhabitants one would find along the way. The decorative cartouche is dedicated to Abel Ketelbey, an English barrister and politician.


Condition: B

Original color with a few light folds and light toning. Also some short marginal tears, most of which have been closed on verso with archival tape. Four tears enter map image 1/2" to 1" at top and bottom, and have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 9/14/2011