Auction 134, Lot 635

"Etats de Moscovie…", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Recueil Contenant des Cartes Nouvelles

Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 18.6 inches
54.1 x 47.2 cm

An uncommon map showing all of Russia, northern China and Japan with a great amount of detail. The Siberian coastline is based on the Russian surveys of the early 1730's. The delineation of Japan is still haphazardly drawn with the western coastline of Terre de Yesso (Hokkaido) shown in dotted lines. Witsen's Cap Glacial is featured as a horn-like projection. Nouvelle Zemle is drawn as a possible peninsula (although the colorist chose to exclude it). In Tibet the Residence de Dalilama is located.

References: Phillips (A) #5974-12.

Condition: B+

Original outline color with later attractive color in cartouches. There are a couple of well repaired tears, one entering map in scales cartouche and one just entering the map just left of the centerfold at top.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/1/2010