Map "Northern part of Russia based on the travels of Isaac Massa"
Artist/Maker: Moses Pitt
Artist/Maker Dates: 1639 – 1697
Place and Date of Production: England, 1680
Materials, technic: made in the technique of copper engraving, paper
Dimensions: 41 х 53 cm

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The Moses Pitt reissue of Blaeu's map of Russia (from Blaeu's Atlas Major) was used in the English Atlas of 1680. The map is based on the travels of Isaac Massa.

His work was characterised by its learned content and included authors such as Robert Boyle and Gilbert Burnet. His Atlas was initially intended to be 12 volumes and he continued to undertake other work for the Royal Society. However rising costs, estimated by Pitt at £1000 per volume, contributed to his eventual bankruptcy and only four volumes were ever produced. The second volume had as frontispiece a noted engraved portrait of Queen Catherine of Braganza, by Edward Le Davis.