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Henricus Hondius:  Novissima Russiae Tabula Authore Isaaco Massa (Rare English Edition / Proof State!)

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Title: Novissima Russiae Tabula Authore Isaaco Massa (Rare English Edition / Proof State!)

Map Maker: Henricus Hondius

Place / Date: London / 1635

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 22 x 18.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,100.00

Inventory ID: 36522


Description:

Old color example of the rare English language edition of the Mercator-Hondius map of the Russian Empire and Scandinavia.

The present example of the map is a proof state.  In the following year, the map would be finished, with 5 costumed figures and a coat of arms, plus text and other embellishments added to the cartouche, significant additions of geographical information near the cartouches, and ships  and sea monsters added in the oceans, plus additional shading to the longitude and latitudinal guide marks along the inner neat lines.

The English edition of the map is very rare, especially in full original color.  This is only the second example of the English edition of the map which we have seen on the market in the past 20 years.

 


Condition Description: Old Color, with minor offsetting. Repaired at centerfold. Trimmed into the neatline, with lower margin extended. Old greens reinforced.


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