8 A newe mape of Tartary 127


Title: A newe mape of Tartary
Author: Speed John
Description: A newe mape of Tartary, Speed J., anno 1650

A newe mape of Tartary. - SPEED, John (1542-1629).
Map maker : SPEED, J. / HUMBLE, J..
Plate Size : 38,5 x 50,5 cm.
Colouring : hand coloured, new colours.

One of the most decorative map of Tartary, known for its figured borders with costume figures, while above are vignettes of the cities of Astrakhan, Samarkand and Cambalu, with an illustration of a "house in Nova Zemla".
Included in the four views at top is a view of Nova Zembla, the winter quarters of Barents, the Dutch explorer who searched for a northern passage between Russia and America.

Condition : Some good restored tears, mostly on margins, Please look to the pictures
  • Number: 1270022
  • Dealer: Petra Riedel

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