Auction 127, Lot 608

"Provinciarum Ustiugae et Chlynovi nec non Territoriorum Iarenscensis Vagae Ustiugae Soliwytschegdae et Totmae Delineatio Geographica", Delisle, Joseph Nicholas

Subject: Russia

Period: 1745 (published)

Publication: Atlas Russicus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 18.8 inches
54.6 x 47.8 cm

This scarce map illustrates the forested area northeast of Moscow, which was an important center along the trade route between Russia and China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The map provides fine detail of the tributaries of the Northern Dvina River. This map was included in the important Atlas Russicus, the first atlas of Russia to be published. Joseph Nicholas Delisle, younger brother of Guillaume, founded the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg, and worked in Russia from 1726-47. One of his most important contributions to cartography was the important Atlas Russicus. The atlas was published in both German and Russian; this is from the German edition.

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Condition: A

There are a few creases, and crumpled paper edges that are well away from the map

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/25/2009

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