Auction 113, Lot 711

"Carte du Kamtchatka", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Russia - Kamchatka

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 20 inches
29.2 x 50.8 cm

Handsome copper engraved map of the peninsula with excellent detail showing topography, watershed including several lakes, numerous roads and settlements. Filled with river and stream names, and numerous place names. Includes the islands of I. Ouiakous Atch ou Anfinogen, Isle Schoumctchou, and I. Sirinki ou Dilkon. Block title cartouche.

References: Phillips (A) #5991-70.

Condition: A

Delicate hand coloring on thick hand laid paper with wide margins. Hint of toning at bottom and one fold intersection split, closed on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/7/2005