1587 – A. Ortelius – Russiae Moscoviae
Title: “Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae Descriptio Auctore Antonio Ienkensono Anglo edita Londini 1562 & dedicata illustriss D. Henrico Sydneo Wallie presidi”
Beautiful uncoloured map of Russia from the 1587 Latin edition of Abraham Ortelius’ landmark atlas “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum”, the first modern atlas of the world. The map covers the region from the Gulf of Finland, Lithuania and the Black Sea to the Sur River, Tashkent, the Kossack Regions, Colmack, etc. With comprehensive descriptions, illustrations of Cossacks, camels, camps, armies and a strange grave scene where dead people hanging in trees. In the upper left corner Ivan the Terrible perched in front of his tent.
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598)
Sheet size: 59 x 45 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition! Very strong print and paper. Center fold as published. Small worm trace repaired.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1587 and not a modern copy or reprint!