Auction 139, Lot 505

"To His Most Serene and August Majesty Peter Alexovitz Absolute Lord of Russia &c. This Map of Moscovy, Poland, Little Tartary, and ye Black Sea &c. is Most Humbly Dedicated…", Moll, Herman

Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1715 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

38.5 x 24 inches
97.8 x 61 cm

This superb large-scale map covers the Russian Empire from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The map is drawn from the surveys ordered by Peter the Great and is filled with great detail and interesting notations. An inset continues coverage to include the northern part of Russia. The large title cartouche is an allegorical dedication to Peter the Great with his portrait, the Romanov arms and cross of the Orthodox Church. On two sheets, joined.


Condition: B+

Original outline color with light toning along the joint and short tears confined to blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival tape. Remnants of tissue hinges on verso.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,500

Sold for: $2,000

Closed on 2/15/2012