Auction 140, Lot 746

"Charte das Russische Reich und die von den Tatarn Bewohnte Lander in Europa und Asia Enthaltend…", Gussefeld/Homann Heirs

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.5 x 18 inches
59.7 x 45.7 cm

This expansive map of the Russian Empire extends to show China, Korea (Corea), and Japan and delineates the Great Wall. The lovely cartouche features a three-masted ship. A scroll-like inset lists names of 24 regions keyed to the map. French title above top border, "Carte de l'Empire de Russie & de la Grande Tatarie…"

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Condition: B+

The centerfold has been reinforced and there is some minor surface soil in the margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/23/2012

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