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Stock# 37388
Description

Decorative example of Nicolaus Visscher's map of Meixo, bearing his signatue and latinized name (Nicolao Piscatore).

This is Visscher's version of Hessel Gerritsz' rare and significant map of Russia, which he compiled from manuscripts brought back by Isaac Massa. The map covers the European part of the Russian Empire extending from Poland to the steppes of Tartary, and from the Mourmanskoy More (Barents Sea) to the Black and Caspian Seas.

Includes a large inset plan of Moscow with a legend identifying locations. At right are five insets with views of cities. The map is richly decorated with a large title cartouche surmounted by Russian gentlemen, sailing ships, and a compass rose.