Old Map of Russia and Tartary, 1584 by Ortelius - Rare Chart of Moscow, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
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This map was originally handcoloured almost exactly 450 years ago and has been lovingly restored by The Unique Maps Co.
On the left side of the map is western Russia (here called Moscoviae) with the capital of Moscow. To the south there's the Caspian Sea and the modern-day areas of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The eastern edge of the map is somewhere in Kazakhstan, and the north eastern edge is somewhere in Siberia.
Back in 1584, Europe's understanding of the world beyond the Caspian Sea was fairly limited. Though, despite the rather unusual landforms, you can see that many towns are quite accurately named and placed.
Take a look at some of the detailed product images to see if you can spot your hometown! Or get in touch if you want to confirm if a certain location is visible on this map.
This map looks amazing at all sizes, from 12x16 inches (30x40cm) to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 18x24 (45x60cm). It looks truly beautiful at larger sizes like 24x36 inches (60x90cm) and beyond. I can print this map at sizes up to 90 inches wide - 230cm.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (50x40cm) version of this map.
I also have another map by Ortelius that shows the full extent of Tartary, including China - and with Japan and North America shown off the coast.
This map would make a perfect gift for someone from Russia or one of the 'Stan' countries shown on the map, or perhaps someone who has travelled across Russia. It would look great as wall art on your own walls! It's a beautiful piece of wall art that would make a good housewarming gift.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame, or if you'd like to frame one of the larger map sizes.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.