Auction 130, Lot 572

"[2 sheets] The Russian Dominions in Europe drawn from the latest Maps printed, by the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg; revised and corrected, with the Post Roads & New Governments, from the Russian Atlas of 1806; by Jaspar Nantiat", Wyld, James

Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1842 (dated)

Publication: A New Atlas of Modern Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
36 x 21 inches
91.4 x 53.3 cm

Superb, large-scale map printed on two sheets of what was then known as White Russia. The map extends north through the Ukraine to Smolensk and east to the Caspian Sea on the southern map; and includes Finland, the Arctic Sea coast, Muscovia, Archangel, and parts of Siberia on the northern map. Filled with incredible detail including the post roads, ancient ruins and interesting notations. The map was originated by Jasper Nantiat drawn from the maps of the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg, and was originally published by William Faden in 1806. This edition was published by James Wyld, successor to Faden, who maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century. Size is for each sheet - if joined the map would measure 36 x 42".

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Condition: B+

Printed on sturdy paper with original outline color. The top sheets have fold separations that just enter the map and there is some faint offsetting.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/2/2009

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