Auction 136, Lot 682

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

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Recueil Contenant des Cartes Nouvelles

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.3 x 18.7 inches
54.1 x 47.5 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.

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Condition: B+

Light toning, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/1/2011

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