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OLEARIUS, Adam. [An important 17th century map of the River Volga]
Accurata Delineatio Nobilismi. Toti. Europae Fluminis Wolgae olim Rha Dictae Schleswig, 1663. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined as issued, total 395 x 1140mm. Repairs at joins, laid on linen.
An impressive map of the Volga River from the Caspian Sea to Nizhniy Novgorod (birthplace of Maxim Gorky), engraved by Christian Lorensen Rothgiesser, orientated with north to the right. Adam Ölschläger (latinised as Olearius) visited Persia between 1635 & 1639 as secretary to a mission from Holstein in Germany to open up a trade route for Persian silk via Russia and the Caspian Sea. His map was one of the first published in the west to show the Caspian as being longer than wider, something he himself has witnessed. The decorations on the map emphasise Ölschläger's interest in trade: besides the prospects of Astrakan and Saratov there are a scene of a huge pile of fruit and a fruit-laden garland.
[Ref: 15844]    £2,500.00 ($3,243 • €2,903 rates)


OLEARIUS, Adam. [17th century plan of Moscow]
Moscva des Grossen Zaars Residenz Stadt in Russlandt. Schleswig, 1647. 290 x 320mm. Fine impression
Scarce first edition of Adam Olearius's bird's eye view of Moscow. One of the great 17th Century images of the city, the plan is centred on the Kremlin and the district of Kitya Gorod. There is an index to the many of the major buildings and notable areas. A cartouche of the Imperial Russian double-headed eagle. From the first edition of Olearius's book describing his travels in Russia and Persia, Beschreibung der muscowitischen und persischen Reise.
[Ref: 18145]    £1,800.00 ($2,335 • €2,090 rates)

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