Auction 142, Lot 535

"Russia, or Moscovy in Europe. Corrected & Improv'd from the Best Authorities", Barber, J. W.

Subject: Russia in Europe

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Guthrie's A New System of Modern Geography

Color: Hand Color

14.7 x 13.4 inches
37.3 x 34 cm

This map of western Russia and parts of Eastern Europe depicts the political boundaries of the region as well as key rivers and towns. The map is adorned with a decorative cartouche featuring a hunter and two wolves.

References: McCorkle (18th c. Geography Books) #181-4.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting. A binding trim and adjacent binding tear, both confined to right blank margin, have been professionally repaired. The folds have been reinforced with Japanese tissue on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/28/2012