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  EUROPE 
 Russia 

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 ($791 • €695 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 ($1,265 • €1,112 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [The English edition of Jansson's map of the Volga River]
Nova et Accurata Wolgæ Fluminis, olim Rha dicti Delineatio. Auctore Adamo Oleario. Oxford: Jan Jansson van Waesbergen, Moses Pitt & Stephan Swert, c.1680. Coloured. 470 x 550mm.
A map of the Volga River from Nizhniy Novgorod (birthplace of Maxim Gorky) south to the Caspian Sea, marking Astrakan. 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. This map was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1658; 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: 17430]    £625.00 ($791 • €695 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century miniature map of Russia]
Moscovie ou Russie. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 100 x 125mm.
A miniature map of European Russia marking its principal towns and cities, published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10797]    £100.00 ($127 • €111 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Muscovy / Russia]
Moscovie Denys Thierry, Paris, c. 1683, coloured, 145 x 110mm
From the "Description de L'Univers". Showing European Russia and parts of its neighbouring countries with major cities marked. KING 152-153; PASTOREAU 387
[Ref: 8648]    £80.00 ($101 • €89 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Novaya Zemlya]
Nouvelle Zemble. Paris, c.1683. Coloured. 140 x 100mm.
Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 8784]    £100.00 ($127 • €111 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th C.Russia, at the beginning of the reign of Peter the Great]
Moscovie dite autrement Grande et Blanche Russie. Paris, 1686. Original colour. 400 x 510mm. Originally mounted in old paper, probably for inclusion in a composite atlas.
Peter the Great came to the Russian throne in 1682, aged 10. By the time he died in 1725 he had transformed the Tsardom of Russia into the Russian Empire, a major European power.
[Ref: 11447]    £825.00 ($1,044 • €917 rates)


JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [17th century map of Russia]
La Russie Blanche ou Muscovie Divisée Suivant l'etendue des Royaumes, Duchés, Principautés &c. Paris, 1693. Coloured. 505 x 605mm.
A French map of Russia based on the cartography by Sanson, with a decorative title cartouche.
[Ref: 14228]    £590.00 ($746 • €656 rates)


MOLL, Herman. [17th Century English Map of Russia]
The Empire of Muscovy. London, Swale & Child, 1695. Coloured. 190 x 145mm, set in text.
Russia, with a decorative title cartouche, published in the 'Thesaurus Geographicus'.
[Ref: 8880]    £120.00 ($152 • €133 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [A late 17th French century map of Russia]
Estats du Grand Duc de Moscovie... Paris, 1697. Original colour. 140 x 180 mm.
Small map of Russia covering parts of Ukraine and Poland. From Petit et Nouveau Atlas, published by Nicolas de Fer.
[Ref: 17319]    £150.00 ($190 • €167 rates)


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