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Description

Finely colored example of Moses Pitt's scarce map of Russia and much of northern Europe.

Embellished with a decorative cartouche and coat of arms, plus sailing ships and sea monsters. Based on the cartography of Isaac Massa.

Moses Pitt and his partner attempted to produce an atlas of an even larger scale than the works of Blaeu and Jansson, but the venture failed after 4 volumes and Pitt winding up in debtor's prison.

Condition Description
Rapaired fold split and several minor marginal tears, expertly repaired on verso.