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Ukraine, by Joannes Janssonius - Moses Pitt.

Moses Pitt (1641-1697)

Moses Pitt, a London based map publisher and bookseller, planned a 12-volume world atlas based on Janssonius’ Atlas Maior. He entered into a partnership with Johann van Waesbergen, one of the heirs of Johannes Janssonius, and Steven Swart. Both publishers had versions with their own imprint. Only four volumes were issued. The undertaking ruined him, and he was imprisoned for two years for debt.
The maps are generally printed from reworked plates of Janssonius. The imprint of Janssonius van Waesbergen and Pitt is added and, to facilitate finding places with the index, the grid of parallels and meridians is added. In all probability, the maps were printed in Amsterdam and shipped to Oxford to be bound with the text.

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Ukraine, by Joannes Janssonius - Moses Pitt. - M/ Pitt & J. Janssonius-Waesberge, 1680.

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Item Number:  27473  new
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Central Europe
References: Van der Krogt 1 - 1740:1.2; Bagrow (Russia) - p. 72

Old, antique map of Ukraine, by Joannes Janssonius - Moses Pitt.

Based on Guillaume La Vasseur de Beauplan's map of the region published in "Description d'Ukraine". It was one of the earliest printed maps to include the name Ukraine in the title.

Date of the first edition: 1666
Date of this map: 1666

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 42.5 x 54.5cm (16.6 x 21.3 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 1, 1740:1.2; Bagrow (Russia), p. 72

From: Joannis Janssonii Atlas Contractus, sive Atlantis Majoris Compendium, . . . Amsterdam, Janssonius Heirs, 1666. (Van der Krogt, 1:407)

Moses Pitt (1641-1697)

Moses Pitt, a London based map publisher and bookseller, planned a 12-volume world atlas based on Janssonius’ Atlas Maior. He entered into a partnership with Johann van Waesbergen, one of the heirs of Johannes Janssonius, and Steven Swart. Both publishers had versions with their own imprint. Only four volumes were issued. The undertaking ruined him, and he was imprisoned for two years for debt.
The maps are generally printed from reworked plates of Janssonius. The imprint of Janssonius van Waesbergen and Pitt is added and, to facilitate finding places with the index, the grid of parallels and meridians is added. In all probability, the maps were printed in Amsterdam and shipped to Oxford to be bound with the text.