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Auction 118, Lot 696

"Carte Generale des Etats du Czar Empereur de Moscovie ou l'on voit…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Russia

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
38.3 x 15 inches
97.3 x 38.1 cm

This is a grand map of the Russian Empire extending from Finland to Siberia and Tartary. Novya Zembla is shown connected to the mainland. Just below the Arctic Circle, Witsen's mountainous peninsula is shown with an unknown eastern coastline. The eastern coastline, with Terre d' Eso d'Yeco, is depicted via faint engraved lines and there is no Kamchatka Peninsula. The map is flanked by panels of French text with historical notes, the provincial coats-of-arms, and six medallions. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.

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Condition: B

Some minor tissue repairs on folds and a couple of small scattered wormholes.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/6/2007

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