Lot 522 of 576:
17th century map of Russia by Merian  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
$300 - $500

Tabula Russiae... alias dicta Moscovia
Merian, Matthaus, the elder

Copper-engraved map. 28x34.3 cm (11x13½").

Attractive map of Russia including all of Scandinavia through to the Black and Caspian Seas. The map is based on Hessel Gerritsz' important map of Russia, compiled from manuscripts brought back by Isaac Massa. There is an arc north of Crimea marking the defense line from the upper reaches of the tributaries of the Dnipro down to the Volga. Decorated with a large title cartouche, three Russian gentlemen, and a view of Archangel Sckagorod, the port of Arkhangelsk.   

Lot Amendments
Left edge a little rough; very good or better.
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