42.5 x 54.5 cms
A re-issue by Willem Blaeu of Hessel Gerritzoon's beautiful and influential map of Russia, first issued in 1613.
With a large inset plan of Moscow, and a small inset view of Archangelsk. A spectacular title cartouche in the lower left. This fine map was compiled from manuscripts brought back from Russia by the Amsterdam merchant Isaac Massa, to whom the inset plan of Moscow is attributed.
The map was published from 1630 onwards in atlases by the Blaeu publishing house, first in their Atlas Appendix, then from 1634 onwards in their Atlas Novus (also known as Theatrum Orbis Terrarum), and then from 1662 onwards in their Atlas Major.
One of the most attractive, famous, and most sought-after Seventeenth Century maps of Russia.