"Grade Russie ou Blanche avec Ses Confins", Picart, Nicolas
Subject: Russia and Eastern Europe
Period: 1651 (dated)
Publication: Tresor des Cartes Geographiques
Color: Hand Color
7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm
This small map of western Russia shows the area between the Baltic, Black, Caspian, and Barents Seas. Hundreds of towns, political boundaries, and rivers are well delineated. This map appeared in Picart's very rare Tresor des Cartes Geographiques, which was first published in 1651. Picart based the maps off of Jean Boisseau's Tresor des Cartes from 1643. Picart's plates were apparently passed down to Antoine de Fer, who, together with Pierre Duval, republished them with some changes for Cartes de Geographie in 1657.
A nice impression with light soiling.