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Pieter van der Aa: Zee en Landtogt door A. Jenkinson van Astracan gedaan na Tartarien en te Rug tot in Moscow

Map: RUS2296
 
Cartographer: Pieter van der Aa
Title: Zee en Landtogt door A. Jenkinson van Astracan gedaan na Tartarien en te Rug tot in Moscow
Date: 1707
Published: Leiden
Width: 9 inches / 23 cm
Height: 6 inches / 16 cm
Map ref: RUS2296
Description:
Southern Russia, the Caucasus, and the shores of the Caspian Sea. Anthony Jenkinson's 1558 journey from Moscow, through Astrakhan, across the Caspian into Tartary, and back is marked with a black line.

Jenkinson was the first Englishman to explore Muscovy and the Caspian Sea region. Over the course of four separate trading expeditions between 1558 and 1571, he compiled a detailed account of the politics, geography, and culture of parts of Russia and Central Asia. He met several times with Ivan the Terrible to negotiate trade terms with the British on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Muscovy Company. His writings formed the basis for most European maps of Russia until the end of the 17th century, including those of Ortelius, Hondius, Speed, and Blaeu.

Coloured. [RUS2296]