GASTALDI JACOPO/BERTELLI FERRANDO

NOVA DESCRIPTIONE DE LA MOSCOVIA PER L’ECCE.TE M. GIACOMO GASTALDO PIEMONTESE COSMOGRAFO. IN VENETIA ANNO M.D.L XII IIII
Date: Venice,1566
Russia
P2050307
Subject: Russia
10.000,00 €
Etching and engraving, 1566, signed and dated in the plate in the cartouche at the center, mm 365x265, printed on contemporary laid paper without any watermark, wide margins, in very good condition except two minor restorations. Very rare map of Russia published by Ferrando Bertelli, and based on the Gastaldi map to illustrating the venetian edition of “Rerum Muscoviticarum Commentariis” by Von Herberstein, published for the first time in Vienna in 1549. Von Herbenstein, an Austrian diplomat native of Slovenia, twice ambassador in Moscow in 1517 and in 1526, gathered many geographical, historical and etnographical information, which he published in his book, and used in printed map of the region in 1546. Bagrow, A history of the cartography of Russia up to 1600, pp. 69ff; Meurer, The Strabo Illustrated Atlas, p. 53, 39; Tooley, Italian Atlases, 498; Bella, Cartographia Rara, 117.

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