Lot 16
Christoph Weigel (1654 - 1725) MAP OF EUROPEAN RUSSIA, MOSCOW EMPIRE

Around 1700
Copper engraving, paper
37,5 x 46 cm (h x w)

Starting price
8 000 CZK
   |   327 €

An old area-colored copper engraving map of the European part of Russia. Title in a colored cartouche at the bottom left with figural staff, 2 length scales below it. The fragmented territory of the Moscow Empire, as can be seen from the map, had no access to the Black or Azov Seas around 1700, only to the Caspian Sea, the coastal areas were controlled by the Tatars.