Auction 162, Lot 550

"Russia Bianca o Moscovia Divisa da Guglielmo Sansone ne suoi Regni, Ducati, Principati, Provincie, e Popoli...", Rossi, Giamcomo Giovanni

Subject: Russia

Period: 1678 (dated)

Publication: Mercurio Geografico

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.6 x 16 inches
54.9 x 40.6 cm

This uncommon map of the Russian Empire is filled with detail of rivers, political boundaries, and forests. The map extends from the Baltic and Black Seas to beyond the Caspian Sea. Adorned with a decorative title cartouche featuring a bear and a bowman. Engraved by Georgio Widman.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ROSS-1a #32.

Condition: B+

A nice example on sturdy, watermarked paper with light soiling and archival repairs to a short tear and several small worm tracks, all confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 4/26/2017

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