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Russia. John Speed (1552-1629) A Map of Russia.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
488
Sold for:
$1,169$950

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Russia. John Speed (1552-1629) A Map of Russia. London: Sold by Thomas Basset in Fleetstreet, and Richard Chiswell in St. Paul's Churchyard, [1676].
Hand-colored copper-plate engraving on paper, figural cartouche, with an inset bird's-eye view of Moscow in the top left corner, five other inset views, including the "Emperor's Court," "a Hott House," and a mill, trimmed close to the neat lines, mounted, some toning and surface interruption along the join, some minor loss filled in, the sheet toned, small dampstain in the scale, 20 1/2 x 16 1/4 in.
Estimate $400-600


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John Speed, Richard Chiswell, Thomas Basset, London, Moscow, Emperor's Court

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