Map - engraving "Russiae, vulgo Moscovia dictae, Partes Septentrionalis et Orientalis Auctore Isaaco Massa"

  • 950 EUR

Artist/Maker: Pitt Moses

Artist/Maker Dates: 1639 - 1697

Place of Production: United Kingdom

Date of Production: 1680

Materials: engraving, paper

Width: 53.0 cm.

Height: 41.0 cm.


Like new

Condition notes: Restored


The Moses Pitt reissue of Blaeu's map of Russia (from Blaeu's Atlas Major) was used in the English Atlas of 1680. The map is based on the travels of Isaac Massa.

His work was characterised by its learned content and included authors such as Robert Boyle and Gilbert Burnet. His Atlas was initially intended to be 12 volumes and he continued to undertake other work for the Royal Society. However rising costs, estimated by Pitt at £1000 per volume, contributed to his eventual bankruptcy and only four volumes were ever produced. The second volume had as frontispiece a noted engraved portrait of Queen Catherine of Braganza, by Edward Le Davis.

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