"Russia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Eastern Europe
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
18.7 x 13.9 inches
47.5 x 35.3 cm
This beautiful map covers Russia, Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic States with pictorial indications of topography and forests. A large inset details the countryside northwest of Moscow. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's distinctive style with stippled seas and a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1800:1A.
Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning and minor foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.