Rare and beautiful
Date of first Blaeu edition: 1662
Date of this map: 1662
Dimensions copper plate (without margins): 38 x 48 cm
Dimensions (including margins): 56 x 64,6 cm
Condition: Very good. On strong paper with very wide margins. Original colouring.
Condition rating: A+
Verso: text in Latin
Map reference: Van der Krogt IV-2,1 2861
From: Atlas Maior, Van der Krogt IV-2,1 2:601, page 17
This map was originally made by Hessel Gerritsz (1581-1632). In 1617 he was appointed the first official cartographer of the VOC, which brought him in a special position to collect unusual/unknown data. The map may have been published for the first time postmortem in 1642. Probably the map is derived from data collected under order of Boris Fyodorovich Godunov who ruled Russia from 1585 tot 1605.
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