Auction 124, Lot 529

"Generalis Totius Imperii Russorum Novissima Tabula Magnam Orbis terrarum partem a Polo Arctico sife ad mare Japonicum et Chinae Septentrionalis…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1735 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 19.3 inches
56.6 x 49 cm

Bold map of the Russian Empire and northern China covering the region from Finland and the Black Sea through Kamchatka in great detail. It is fully engraved to represent the topography of the region and colored to show the various Tartar tribes. A great whaling scene is engraved in the Arctic Ocean and the large title cartouche is surrounded by figures representing royalty and learning.


Condition: B

A very attractive example with lovely color. There are a couple of professionally repaired tears, one that that enters the map from the bottom about 7.5".

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/7/2008