Auction 115, Lot 697

"Mappa Gubernii Irkutensis, complectens Provincias Irkutensem, Jakutensem et Udinensem", Treskot, Johann

Subject: Russia in Asia

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 18 inches
57.2 x 45.7 cm

This is a very scarce regional map prepared for Peter the Great's survey and published by the Geographic Department of the Imperial Academy of Science. It shows Russia's east Asian provinces: Yakutsk, Irkutsk and Undinen with fine detail throughout. While the outline of Kamchatka is represented fairly accurately, the north Asian coastline, the Chukchi peninsula and the Sea of Okhotsk still show some inaccuracies.

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Condition: C

Some damp stains. Remnants of framer's hinges on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $475

Closed on 6/21/2006

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