Auction 124, Lot 649

"The Asiatic Part of the Russian Empire from the Maps Published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg, with the New Discoveries of Captn. Cook &c.", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Northeastern Asia

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.3 x 18.5 inches
64.3 x 47 cm

A crisply engraved map of northeastern Russia, extending to Bering's Strait and the Aleutian Islands, and south to a roughly indicated Sakhalin Island (Sagaleen and Ezzo) and Hokkaido (Matmay). The map was compiled from the maps of the Imperial Academy at St. Petersburg, with additional information from Capt. Cook's exploration of Kamchatka. It shows the discoveries of Cook, Petuszcoff and Bering, with a note on Bering's Island referring to his death there in 1741.

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Condition: B

A sound sheet with original color. The centerfold is toned, and there is a little offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/7/2008

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