The rare first edition of Ortelius' map of Russia. From the 1570 Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum published by Gielis Coppens van Diest. Only around 100 maps have been printed for this edition. This first edition can be identified by the text on verso. The page number is 46 and the last line has the full width. (Van den Broecke)
Shows the region from the Baltic Sea, Lithuania and the Black Sea to the Sur River, Tashkent, the Kossack Regions and Colmack. Based on the map of the English merchant and adventurer, Anthony Jenkinson from the year 1562. With comprehensive descriptions, illustrations of Cossacks, camels, camps, armies and a strange grave scene where dead people hanging in trees. In the upper left corner Ivan the Terrible perched in front of his tent. Latin text on verso.
|Title||Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae Descriptio. Auctore Antonio Ienkensono Anglo, Edita Londini Anno 1562 ...|
|Publisher, Year||Gielis Coppens van Diest, Antwerp, 1570|
|Plate Size||35.2 x 44.8 cm (13.9 x 17.6 inches)|
|Sheet Size||39.0 x 52.8 cm (15.4 x 20.8 inches)|
|Reference||Van den Broecke, M.: Ortelius Atlas Maps, No. 162 1570L(A); Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 1800:31:001|
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