Auction 137, Lot 623

"Partie Occidentale de l'Empire de Russie, ou se Trouve Distinguee la Russie Europeenne…", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Russia in Europe

Period: 1750 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 18.7 inches
58.4 x 47.5 cm

This large, detailed map covers a wide territory as described by the continuing title: "divisee par ses Gouvernemens ou Provinces de Dwinskoy, Oloneckoy, Bielozerskoy, Archangel, Nowogrod, Wolockoy, Ustinskoy, Moscow, Kiowie, Bielogorod, Woroneskoy, et la Petite Tartarie, la Partie Asiatique contient les Provinces de Berezowskoy, Mangajeiskoy, Wiatka, Solkamskoy, Pelymskoy, Utimskoy, Tobolskoy, Surgutskoy, Jenifeiskoy, Narimskoy, Kuzneckoy, Tomskoy, Krasnojarskoy &c., le Royaume de Kasan, le Gouvernement d'Astrachan et les confins du Royaume des Kalmaks Eleuths." The map shows the western part of the Russian Empire extending from Poland, and east to Irkurkoy, Ilimskoy, and the R. Tunguska, and south to include part of the Black and Caspian seas. The map provides topographical details, watershed, forests and cities. A lovely title cartouche features three wind heads and two bears, engraved by Gobin.

References: Pedley #405.

Condition: B+

Nice color and wide margins with faint toning along centerfold and an old paper repair in upper blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2011