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VISSCHER, Nicolas Jansz. [A 17th Century map of Russia after Hessel Gerritsz]
Tabula Russiæ ex mandato Foedor Borissowits delineata... 1651. Amsterdam: 1651. Coloured. 430 x 540mm.
Highly decorative map of Russia, based on Hessel Gerritz's map of 1613, with a large inset plan of Moscow to the top left, and to the right five prospects of Archangel, Narva and the Kremlin, and depiction of Russian steam baths. The map covers the European part of the Russian Empire extending from Poland to the steppes of Tartary, and from the Mourmanskoy More (Barents Sea) to the Black and Caspian Seas. The map is richly decorated with a large title cartouche surmounted by Russian gentlemen, sailing ships, and a compass rose
[Ref: 17620]    £2,650.00 ($3,564 • €3,010 rates)


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 ($3,363 • €2,840 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of southern Russia in fine original colour]
Russiae Vulgo Moscovia, Pars Australis. Auctore Isaaco Massa. Amsterdam, c.1650, French text edition. Original colour. 390 x 520mm.
An attractive map of Southern Russia, marking Moscow, Ukraine and the Sea of Azov. There are decorate cartouches for the title and scale, and a third with the Russian Imperial eagle flanked by huntsmen wearing furs and bearing weapons.
[Ref: 14507]    £600.00 ($807 • €682 rates)


GERRITSZ, Hessel. [The most important C17th Dutch map of Russia]
Tabula Russiæ ex autographo, quod delineandum curavit Foedor filius Tzaris Boris desumta... Amsterdam, Johannes Blaeu, 1658, Spanish text edition. Original colour. 460 x 605mm. Bottom margin reinstated with matching paper.
A fine map of Russia, compiled by Hessel Gerritsz from a map by the tsarevich of Russia, later Feodor II. It was first issued 1613, corrected by Gerritsz in 1614 and acquired by Willem Blaeu after Gerritsz's death in 1632. The top left corner has an inset plan of Moscow with a 17-point key, which in 1662 Blaeu expanded and published as a separate plate; on the right is a prospect of Archangel, Russia's only northern port until the founding of St Petersburg in 1700. Three figures in Russian dress stand above. The title is within a martial cartouche. The Spanish edition of Blaeu's 'Atlas Major' is the rarest and was never completed: the last volume was on the presses when the Blaeu printing works burned down in 1672. KOEMAN: Bl 60a.
[Ref: 18103]    £1,950.00 ($2,623 • €2,215 rates)


BLOME, Richard. [A 17th century English map of Russia]
A Mapp of the Estates of the Great Duke of Russia, Blanch or Moscovia, Designed by Mouns.r Sanson Geographer to the French King; and Rendred into English by Ric: Blome. By his Majesties Espetial Command... 1669. London, 1670. 290 x 410mm. A very fine example with dark impression
A scarce map of Russia, engraved by Francis Lamb for Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World', England's second folio world atlas. The dedication is 'To the Right Worshipfull the Governer, Consulls and Court of Assistance of Moscovia Merchants'. The Muscovy Company was chartered in 1555 by Mary I, giving them a monopoly of trade with Muscovy which lasted until 1698. Anthony Jenkinson, who supplied a map of Russia to Ortelius, was a trader of the Muscovy Company. The company continued to trade until 1917, and now operates as a charity within Russia.
[Ref: 15187]    £550.00 ($740 • €625 rates)


LOOTSMAN, Theunisz Jacobsz. [A scarce chart of the White Sea]
Pascaerte van de Mont van de Witte Zee tot aem de Rivier van Archangel. 't Amsterdam By Jacob Theunisz op 't water in de Lootsman. Amsterdam, 1676. Original colour. 440 x 550mm. Repairs to edges.
The mouth of the White Sea in northern Russia, orientated with north to the right, with two insets: 'Swetenoes' (Svyatoy Nos, on the Barents Sea coast of Russian Lapland) & 'De Eylanden van Lombascho' (Ostrov Lumbovskiy, nearby). At the time Archangel was the most important Russian port, but closed for much of the winter. For this reason Peter the Great founded his new capital city, St Petersburg, allowing access to the Baltic. Although their family name was Jacobsz, they used Lootsman to distance themselves from another printer.
[Ref: 11700]    £1,500.00 ($2,018 • €1,704 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [C17th map of Russia]
Tabula Russia Vulgo Moscovia. Amsterdam, c.1680. Original colour. 450 x 560mm.
Russia, engraved by Lhulier, with a fine title cartouche of hunters and a pair of nobles wearing furs. KOEMAN: Wit 16.
[Ref: 11693]    £550.00 ($740 • €625 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [The English edition of Jansson's map of Moscovia]
Moscoviæ Pars Australis. Auctore Isaaco Massa. Oxford: Jan Jansson van Waesbergen, Moses Pitt & Stephan Swert, c.1680. Coloured. 420 x 540mm. Ink mss. pagination bottom right.
A map of southern Russia, eastern Ukraine and the Sea of Azov after Isaac Massa. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1636 with a new, more decorative state issued in 1646. After Jansson's death the plates passed to his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. He went into partnership with two English publishers, Pitt and Swart, to produce a twelve-volume 'English Atlas' to compete with Blaeu's. Between 1680 and 1683 four volumes of the atlas and the text for the fifth were printed in Oxford, but the mounting costs were too much. Production ceased and for a time Pitt was locked up in the Fleet Prison for debt, making this state of the map quite uncommon. The differences are van Waesbergen & Pitt's names as publishers and a grid engraved over the map.
[Ref: 17423]    £625.00 ($841 • €710 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [The English edition of Jansson's map of Moscovia]
Russiæ, vulgo Moscovia dictæ, Partes Septentrionalis et Orientalis. Auctore Isaaco Massa. Oxford: Jan Jansson van Waesbergen, Moses Pitt & Stephan Swert, c.1680. Coloured. 385 x 500mm.
A map of Northern Russia, Lapland and the partial outline of Novaya Zemlya after Isaac Massa. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1641, but after his death the plates passed to his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. He went into partnership with two English publishers, Pitt and Swart, to produce a twelve-volume 'English Atlas' to compete with Blaeu's. Between 1680 and 1683 four volumes of the atlas and the text for the fifth were printed in Oxford, but the mounting costs were too much. Production ceased and for a time Pitt was locked up in the Fleet Prison for debt, making this state of the map quite uncommon. The differences are van Waesbergen name as publisher and a grid engraved over the map.
[Ref: 17424]    £625.00 ($841 • €710 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [The English edition of Jansson's map of Moscovia]
Novissima Russiae Tabula. Authore Isaaco Massa. Oxford: Jan Jansson van Waesbergen, Moses Pitt & Stephan Swert, c.1680. Coloured. 470 x 550mm.
A map of Russia after Isaac Massa (1586-1643), a Dutch grain trader who became an envoy to the Kremlin and collected maps of Russian territory at great persoanl risk. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1636 and reengraved the following year with a title and dedication to Benart. After his death the plates passed to his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. He went into partnership with two English publishers, Pitt and Swart, to produce a twelve-volume 'English Atlas' to compete with Blaeu's. Between 1680 and 1683 four volumes of the atlas and the text for the fifth were printed in Oxford, but the mounting costs were too much. Production ceased and for a time Pitt was locked up in the Fleet Prison for debt, making this state of the map quite uncommon. The differences are van Waesbergen & Pitt's names as publishers and a grid engraved over the map.
[Ref: 17425]    £1,000.00 ($1,345 • €1,136 rates)


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