Auction 132, Lot 527

"Territorium Archangelopolin inter Petroburgum et Vologdam", Delisle, Joseph Nicholas

Subject: Russia

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Russischer Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
57.2 x 49.5 cm

This is a very uncommon map of northwestern Russia including St. Petersburg, Archangel and Vologda. The map is filled with minute detail of the countryside including roads, canals and many place names. The title cartouche features Elizabeth, Empress of Russia, and the personification of Fame. 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 first atlas of Russia.

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Condition: B+

There is a professional repair of a minor tear at bottom center and the bottom margin at right has been extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $850

Closed on 6/2/2010

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