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  EUROPE 
 Russia 

BERLINGHIERI, Francesco de Nicola. [Southern Russia and the northern Caucasus from a landmark edition of Ptolemy]
Tabula Seconda de Asia. Florence, 1482. Two sheets joined, as usual, paper size 430 x 560mm. Trimmed to platemark top and bottom.
Southern Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus, from the third edition of Ptolemy's Geography to have printed maps, the first to be printed in the vernacular and the first with ‘modern' maps'. Francesco Berlinghieri (1440-1501), an Italian scholar and humanist, started work on a revision of Ptolemy in 1464, updating the Ptolemiac maps, supplementing them with modern maps (France, Italy, Spain and the Holy Land) and writing a commentary in Italian verse. The maps were engraved by Niccolò Tedesco, a German printer, unusually equidistant meridians and parallels, and rectangular borders rather than trapezoid. The completed work was published as "Septe Giornate della Geographia di Francesco Berlinghieri" ("The Seven Days of Geography").
[Ref: 11705]    £6,000.00 ($7,920 • €6,720 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Russia, from a very rare Italian wall map of Europe]
[Moscovia.] Venice, c. 1595. Four sheets conjoined, total 680 x 630mm. Remargined, some restoration.
The four top-right sheets from an extremely rare and finely rendered 12 sheet wall map of Europe, known only from a few example. Top left is Lapland, with the end of the Gulf of Finland, with the site of St Petersburg, a century before its founding and Archangel; top right should be Novaya Zemlya, but it is missing; bottom right is the course of the Volga, the Sea of Azov and the north coast of the Black Sea, with Tartar tents marked; bottom left is the Crimea, the mouth of the Danube, with Moscow, Kiev, Vilnius and Riga marked. The map originally appeared in Camocio's atlas, the "Quattro Parte Del Mondo" which consisted of four wall maps of Asia, Africa, Europe, America and a small world map, copies of which are known to exist in the Museo Correr, Venice, Yale University Library and the James Ford Bell Library, Minnesota. Camocio was one of the principal mapmakers of the "Lafreri" school, whose output signalled the transition between the maps of Ptolemy and the maps of Mercator and Ortelius, as such he is one of the founders of mapmaking as we know it today. It is a testament to the skills of the Venetian school of mapmakers, in its virtuoso execution and use of up-to-date geographical knowlege.
[Ref: 10887]    £14,000.00 ($18,480 • €15,680 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Russia]
Rvssia. Antwerp, J.B.Vrients, 1602, Italian edition. 90 x 125mm.
Published in the 'Epitome', engraved by the Arsenius brothers. Vrients did not purchase the Arsenius plates from Keerbergen until after 1604, so he must have rented the plates or bought printed sheets for this edition.ion. KOEMAN: Ort 61.
[Ref: 9137]    £120.00 ($158 • €134 rates)


BERTIUS, Petrus. [An early 17th Century Miniature map of Russia]
Russia. Amsterdam, c.1616. 90 x 125mm. Coloured.
Engraved by van den Keere for the Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'. Bertius was the brother-in law of both Jodocus Hondius and Pieter van der Keere. About 1620 he moved to Paris, becoming Cosmographer to Louis XIII, and dying there 1629.
[Ref: 11401]    £200.00 ($264 • €224 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [The Bertius map of Russia]
Russia. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.
A miniature map of Russia, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Petrus Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'. Unlike the earlier plate, this version has longitude and latitude lines. KOEMAN: Lan 11a, 'With the new plates, the work was certainly improved'.
[Ref: 15203]    £160.00 ($211 • €179 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th Century map of Russia]
Russia cum Confinijs. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 140 x 185mm, set in text. Very fine condition.
First published in the reduced version of the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607, the printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 8052]    £240.00 ($317 • €269 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th Century map of Russia]
Moscovia. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 135 x 175mm, set in text.
Antique map of Russia, first published in the reduced version of the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607, the printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 8054]    £170.00 ($224 • €190 rates)


CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. Russia Sive Moscovia; Russia Cum Confinijs. Amsterdam, 1632, Latin text edition, 255 x 190mm
A small, but detailed map of Western Russia, from Poland to the Caspian Sea. From Clopppenburg's version of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas prepared on a quarto format.
[Ref: 7914]    £250.00 ($330 • €280 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [17th century map of Russia]
Novissima Russiae Tabula Authore Isaaco Massa. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, c.1640. Coloured. 470 x 570mm.
Map of Russia after Isaac Massa (1586-1643) a Dutch merchant who travelled to Moscow. It also covers Scandinavia, Livonia and Lithuania, areas in which Holland had significant business interests. In the south east the Caspian Sea is still of uncertain shape, despite been reached by Alexander the Great nearly two millennia before.
[Ref: 17232]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Jansson's map of Moscovia]
Moscoviæ Pars Australis. Auctore Isaaco Massa. Amsterdam, c,1646. Coloured. 385 x 500mm, on thick paper. Ink mss. pagination bottom right.
A map of southern Russia, eastern Ukraine and the Sea of Azov. First publshed in 1636 this is an example of the second state, with the dedication to Massa replaced with a group of figures around the Imperial Eagle and more figures added to the scale cartouche.
[Ref: 17008]    £600.00 ($792 • €672 rates)


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