Auction 102, Lot 460

"Nieuwe Kaart van Tartarie…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Russia

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.6 x 11 inches
34.5 x 27.9 cm

Very detailed chart of Russia and Mongolia reflecting the recent discoveries in Kamchatka by Witsen with the icy cape K. Suetonines, which was believed to render it impossible to sail round the north-eastern tip of Asia. Compagnie Land is shown off the southern coast of Kamchatka. Title in block style and a small compass rose decorates the chart.

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Condition: A

Slight foxing in very wide margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/5/2003

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