Nicolaas Witsen (1641-1717)

Nicolas Witsen, mayor of Amsterdam and scholar, compiled many informations for his map during a journey to Moscow in 1664 as well as through his correspondence with partners throughout Russia. This map was considered to be the best map of its kind in the 17th century.

N.W. Asia
N.E. Asia

S.W. Asia

S.E. Asia

Nicolaas Witsen: Nieuwe lantkaarte van het noorder en ooster deel van Asia en Europe strekkende van Nova Zemla tot China. [n.p.] 1687 (private collection)

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