BLAEU, Willem Janzoon.

Tabula Russiae

£2,250

Tabula Russiae
ex autographo, quod delineandum curavit Foedor filius Tzaris Boris desumta; et ad fluvios Dwinam, Zuchanam, aliaque loca, quatum ex tabulis et notitiis ad nos delatis fieri potunt, amplificata: ac Magno Domino, Tzari, et Magno Duci Michaeli Foedrowits omnium Rußorum, Autocratori Wolodimeriae, Moscoviae et Novogardiae, Tzari Cazaniae, Tzari Astracaniae, Tzari Siberiae, Domino Plescoviae Magno Duci Smolenscoviae, Otweriae, Iugoriae, Permiae, Wiatkiae, Bulgariae etc: Item Domino et Mogno Duci Novogardiae Inferioris etc: Domino Rgionum Iveriae Kartalinie et Groesiniae Tzari etc: dedicata ab Hesselo Gerardo M.DC.XIIII
[Amsterdam, 1660s].

Tabula Russiae

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Description

A very good example, with wide margins, of Hessel Gerritsz’s map of Russia, first issued 1613 and published by Blaeu after he acquired the plate following 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. Extending west to east from Emden to Aspachan and north to south from Langenos to Trapesus.

Description

Double page engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, French text on verso; a few brown spots.

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Stock ID: 88864