"Dwinae Fluvii Nova Descriptio", Jansson/Pitt
Subject: Dvina River, Russia
Period: 1680 (circa)
Publication: The English Atlas
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. Blank verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1820:1.2.
Original color with oxidation of green pigment causing two small cracks to the right and left of the distance scale and two small chips in the right feathers of the title cartouche, all of which have been repaired on verso with archival material. Otherwise a clean and attractive example.