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Auction 151, Lot 542

"Dwinae Fluvii Nova Descriptio", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Dvina River, Russia

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: The English Atlas

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 18.3 inches
54.6 x 46.5 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+

A fine impression and full original color on watermarked paper with wide margins. There are just a couple of tiny spots of foxing. There is a faint grid pattern that has been lightly pressed onto the recto.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/19/2014