Amsterdam: 1634. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand outline. Image measures 15.25" x 20.75" very good.
Fine antique map of Russia, centered on Moscow. Beautifully colored and detailed cartouches and coat of arms. Latin text on verso. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prolific Dutch mapmaker who started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons. Overall toning, repair to bottom of centerfold. Minor staining along top margin. Full original margins.