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Auction 174, Lot 552

"Russia", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Russia in Europe

Period: 1600 (published)

Publication: Thresor de Chartes

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm
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This miniature map covers the Russian Empire in Eastern Europe and is embellished with a decorative title cartouche. The map extends north to include the tip of Nova Semla, and south to the Black and Caspian Seas, which are depicted with rudimentary shapes. The geography is limited to key cities and rivers. French text on verso.

The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1800:341.

Condition: B+

Light toning and foxing with damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/11/2019