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Auction 128, Lot 820

"Imperii Russici et Tatariae Universae tam majoris et Asiaticae quam minoris et Europae Tabula…", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Northern Asia, Russian Empire

Period: 1739 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 18.8 inches
54.6 x 47.8 cm
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Finely engraved and detailed map that covers all of the region from the Baltic Sea across Siberia and south into China including Korea, Japan and Formosa. The eastern coastline is taking shape with the formation of the Kamchatka peninsula. The Terra Eso is still a bit misshapen and the region formerly labeled Companies Land is named Terra Societatis Batavicae. There are three decorative cartouches. The cartouche at top of this edition has been revised and is titled "Annae Magna Vietrici Russorum Imperatrici..." It features a tribute to Anna I (Anna Ivanovna), the Empress of Russia from 1730 to 1740.


Condition: B+

There is some minor, light foxing mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/20/2009