Auction 116, Lot 751

"Mappa Gubernii Orenburgensis Geographica exhibita a Iohanne Truskotio", Treskot, Johann

Subject: Russia and Kazakhstan

Period: 1772 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 18 inches
57.7 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 the Russian and Kazakhstan provinces of the Orenburg region, north of the Caspian Sea. It provides excellent detail of the rivers and lakes, forests, mountains, deserts, roads and settlements. Title is contained in a decorative cartouche.


Condition: B

Original color. Couple of small manuscript ink notations in map. Short tear in top left corner entering map 1", closed with archival tape. Remnants of brown paper hinges on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/20/2006