Auction 137, Lot 626

"Sketch of the Acquisitions of Russia Since the Accession of Peter 1st to the Throne", Arrowsmith, John

Subject: Russia in Europe

Period: 1836 (dated)

Publication: The London Atlas of Universal Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.8 x 17.5 inches
60.5 x 44.5 cm

This interesting map is from an early edition of Arrowsmith's London Atlas, which was one of the first truly "modern" atlases of the nineteenth century. It alludes to how uncomfortable the British felt regarding the strength of the Russian empire. The map depicts the territorial gains made by the Russians since 1689 from Sweden, Poland, Turkey, and Persia, with notations in the upper-right corner. The publisher's imprint is by John Murray, 50 Albemarle Street, London.

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Condition: B+

Original color with light offsetting. A few short tears in blank margins have been professionally closed on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/14/2011

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