Auction 103, Lot 473

"Carte des parties Nord et Est de l'Asie qui comprend les Cotes de la Russie Asiatique le Kamschatka, le Jesso, et les Isles du Japon", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Northern Asia and North America

Period: 1772 (circa)

Publication: Diderot's Encyclopedie

Color: Hand Color

15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm

The major map details the northern coastline of Russia (including Finland), the eastern coast of Asia to just below Nanking, and a bit of the coast of America called Anian. Inset into the map are four small maps of the western part of North America: "Nova Granada" showing the Mexican coast of the Gulf of California, "Anian Regnum", which includes Quivira, Tolm, and Zubgara with the seven cities of Cibola, and another showing the entire coast with Japan just a short distance offshore. All together a fascinating view of some cartographic theories.


Condition: A

Faint offsetting, else fine. Later color.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 6/11/2003