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  EUROPE 
 Russia 

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 ($841 • €710 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 ($135 • €114 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 ($108 • €91 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 ($135 • €114 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 ($1,110 • €937 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 ($794 • €670 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 ($161 • €136 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 ($202 • €170 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Uncommon First State of De L'isle two-sheet map of Russia]
Carte de Moscovie... Paris, 1706. Original outline colour. Two sheets, each c. 500 x 665mm.
A two-sheet map of Russia at the beginning of the C18th, designed to be joined vertically. De L'Isle's address of 'Rue des Canettes" marks it as a first state.
[Ref: 11734]    £750.00 ($1,009 • €852 rates)


PRICE, Charles. [An uncommon two-sheet antique map of Russia]
A Correct Map of Moscovy humbly Dedicated to the Honourable S.r Thomas Powell of Broadway in Carmarthen Shire Baronet and Knight of the Shire for the Said County. London, G. Willdey and T. Brandreth, 1711[-3]. Two sheets conjoined, total 980 x 650mm. Repairs to folds as usual in these large maps, toning from old glue on join.
A two-sheet antique map of Russia, originally prepared by Price for his unsuccessful partnership with John Senex and John Maxwell (1708-1711). After the partnership broke up, each member kept the plates that they had engraved, with Senex taking the most and re-issuing them in his 'English Atlas' from 1714. In 1713 Willdey acquired the remainder of Price's stock and began to issue them in a further ill-fated partnership with Timothy Brandreth, as this example. By the end of the year Willdey was advertising the remaining stock of maps at a heavily discounted price. The plate has been re-engraved with the words 'Petersbourg a Town built by the Csar'. Peter the Great moved the capital from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 1712.
[Ref: 11730]    £950.00 ($1,278 • €1,079 rates)


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