Auction 140, Lot 631

"Partie Septentrionale de la Russie Europeenne ou sont Distingues Exactement toutes les Provinces d'apres le Detail de l'Atlas Russien", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Russia

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 18.8 inches
59.2 x 47.8 cm

This large and remarkably detailed map covers the region from the Gulf of Finland and St. Petersburg east to the Ural Mountains, here called the Monts Payas. Riga in Poland is located and Moscow is shown in the extreme south within the map's border. Most of Finland and northwestern Russia is included. Details include mountains, rivers, forests and scores of place names. The large decorative title cartouche fills the upper left corner.

References: Pedley #79.

Condition: B+

Heavy, watermarked paper with a hint of toning along centerfold and light offsetting. There is a damp stain in top blank margin, not affecting map image.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 5/23/2012