by Joan Blaeu

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






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Central and East Europe
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This map was originally made by Hessel Gerritsz (1581-1632).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.

The Kremlin takes a central position. It compasses the area between the Boulevard Ring and the Garden Ring in modern Moscou. The index mentions 60 locations.

Address to the reader: Benevole Lector, in hac tabula Urbis Moskuae….

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