"Generalis Totius Imperii Moscovitici Novissima Tabula Magnam Orbis terrarum partem a Polo Arctico sife ad mare Japonicum et Chinae Septentrionalis…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Asia - Northern
Period: 1716 (published)
Publication: Grosser Atlas
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm
This large map shows the whole of Russia from the Black Sea and the Baltic to Kamchatka, China, and Northern India. Just above the Arctic Circle, Witsen's mountainous peninsula (Scopuli) is shown with an unknown eastern coastline. Beautifully engraved and highly detailed, the map shows forests, watershed, roads, and many tiny villages. A very elaborate cartouche embellishes the lower corner with historical figures, a ship, globes and putti. The sea at upper left is filled with sea monsters and two sailing ships.
Strong impression and fine original color.