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Auction 108, Lot 583

"Carte Des Isles Kouriles d'apres la Carte Russe", Laurent, J.

Subject: Kurile Islands and Japan

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

9.5 x 10.4 inches
24.1 x 26.4 cm
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An attractive and unusual map of the Kuriles Islands and the northern coast of Hokkaido. The map includes numerous inaccuracies and fanciful names for a number of the islands including Is. Tsitronnoi ou des Citrons (Island of Lemons) and Is. Des trois Soeurs (Islands of the Three Sisters). Decorative title cartouche in the French style with a cache of weapons.

References: Walter #121.

Condition: A

Some foxing in margins. Folding as issued.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/29/2004