Tabula Russia Vulgo Moscovia [J. DE WIT after , 1680]



Tabula Russia Vulgo Moscovia – Attractive detailed map including all western Russia and most of Finland. With very decorative title cartouche.

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Tabula Russia Vulgo Moscovia

Copperplate engraving/etching with contemporary hand colouring. on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 60,7 x 50,5 cm. Image size: 55,5 x 44,8 cm.

Source unknown, to be determined.

Made by J. Lhuilier after an anonymous artist. Frederick de Wit (1629-1706) was known as a map publisher, engraver and seller. He worked in Amsterdam from the Kalverstraat (‘Bij den Dam inde dry Crabben’ to 1654 and then from ‘In de Witte Paskaert’ from 1655 to 1706). He produced a large amount of cartographic material including separate terrestrial maps and sea charts, sea and terrestrial atlases, wall maps, and town views. Many of his maps were colored by master Dutch colourists of his day such as Dirck van Santen. De Wit also acquired numerous copperplates from those auctioned by the Blaeu and Janssonius publishing houses sometime after 1674 and republished these works, often with his imprint added. On his death in 1706, The business was continued for a time by his widow Maria untill 1709. In 1710, the De Wit plates were sold to Mortier, Van der Aa, and Renard.

Condition: Good, given age. Minor staining in the margins, not affecting image. An occasional tiny spot. Small crease bottom left corner. Paper separation bottom middle fold; reinforced on verso. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 60 × 60 × 1 cm


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