Auction 154, Lot 547

"Dwinae Fluvii Nova Descriptio", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Dvina River, Russia

Period: 1664 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel 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. This is the first state of the map with later editions by Visscher, De Wit and Allard. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1820:1.1.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom that extends 2.5" into the image, as well as some minor edge chips and tears confined to the blank margins also professionally repaired.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/16/2015