Auction 125, Lot 624

"A Correct Map of Moscovy Humbly Dedicated to the Honourable Sr. Thomas Powell…", Price, Charles

Subject: Russia

Period: 1711 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.5 x 37.5 inches
64.8 x 95.3 cm

A beautiful cartouche crowns this rare, large-scale map of the heart of Russia. It covers from the White Sea to the Sea of Azov and from Lake Ladoga to the Kama and Volga River valleys. The map is filled with incredible detail and extensive notations locating cities, villages, salt mines, fortifications, castles, ruins, forests, and roads. Charles Price was an English mapmaker whose works were nearly all collaborative efforts in a succession of ill-fated partnerships that were not commercially successful. This map was sold by George Wieldey & Timothy Brandreth at the Archimedes & Globe in Ludgate Street, London. George Wiledey (aka Wildey), a spectacle and scientific instrument maker and a publisher, went on to become a notable toy maker.

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Condition: B+

A dark impression and original color. Some paper damage in right margin that barely affects the border has been repaired.

Estimate: $850 - $950

Unsold

Closed on 9/24/2008

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