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Lot 583
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Ortelius' Map of Russia with a Vignette of Ivan the Terrible

"Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae Descriptio. Auctore Antonio Ienkensono Anglo...", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Russia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Period: 1570 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.6 x 13.8 inches
44.7 x 35.1 cm
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Fascinating map of Russia and the former Soviet republics from the surveys of the English merchant and adventurer, Anthony Jenkinson, in 1562. Jenkinson was leader of the Muscovy Company's first expedition to Russia and the first European to travel widely throughout the region. Ortelius' map replicates much of the detail and decoration found on the original Jenkinson map complete with extensive notations, illustrations of Cossacks, camels, encampments, armies, and a curious burial scene where the dead are hung from trees. A vignette of Ivan the Terrible appears at top left. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #162.

Condition: A

A dark, early impression on a bright sheet with an eagle watermark. There are professional repairs to a short centerfold separation in the bottom margin and to some small worm holes in the image at top with a minute amount of the image skillfully replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,300

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Reserve: Reserve Not Met
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