Auction 123, Lot 589

"Spatiosissimum Imperium Russiae Magnae juxta Recentissimas Observationes Mappa Geographica…", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Russian Empire

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.6 inches
57.2 x 49.8 cm

An expansive map depicting the Russian Empire and covering the region from Norway to a portion of Japan, including China, Korea, and the northern part of India. It is filled with placenames, and even includes nomadic tent encampments in Mongolia. The map is decorated with a cartouche attended by a classical Amazon warrior, two Chinese merchants, and topped with the double headed eagle of the Russian Empire.

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Condition: B

Original color on a sheet with a printer's crease lower right. There are a few faint stains in the map, and a cut on the centerfold that has been reinforced on the verso with brown paper tape.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/20/2008

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