Auction 110, Lot 519

"Russia in Europe", Tallis, John

Subject: Russia

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.6 x 13.5 inches
24.4 x 34.3 cm

A very decorative steel engraved map that details Russian possessions between the Urals and the Baltic and south to the Black and Caspian Seas. Beautifully engraved and artistically rendered vignettes of the Neoskon Prospect in St. Petersburg, Polish Captives on their way to Siberia, a Russian Bear, Napoleon's Flight from Moscow, a horse drawn sleigh and costumed figures. Surrounded by a delicately engraved and decorative border. Borders and vignettes uncolored, as issued.

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Condition: A

Fine, original outline coloring. One area of light toning at lower margin just to border.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/2/2005

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