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Auction 168, Lot 531

"Dwinae Fluvii Nova Descriptio", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Dvina River, Russia

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.4 x 18.3 inches
54.4 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 second state of the map with later editions by Visscher, De Wit and Allard. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1820:1.2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on wide-margined paper with a "PL" watermark. There is light toning along the centerfold and a few small spots.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/6/2018