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Description

First state.

Impressive two-sheet engraved antique map of Russia, published by the 17th century London mapmaker William Berry in 1682.

The map covers all of Russia to the Ural Mountains and also depicts a large Kingdom of Poland dominating most of Eastern Europe.

The map was issued in two known states, this being the first.

The map is dedicated to King Charles II, who ruled England until his death in 1685. Many of Berry's pre-1685 maps are dedicated to Charles II.

Many of Berry's maps are derived from Sanson via Jaillot and the same is true of this map.

Condition Description
Original hand-color in outline. Two sheets joined as one. Glue staining around the centerfold. Minor marginal toning. Some minor original hand-color offsetting.