Auction 150, Lot 515

"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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/17/2014