Auction 142, Lot 636

"Great Tartary. With the Tract of the Moscovite Ambassador's Travels from Moscow to Pekin in China...", Moll, Herman

Subject: Russia in Asia

Period: 1732 (dated)

Publication: Modern History

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.3 x 7.7 inches
26.2 x 19.6 cm

This map of Russia shows the path of a Russian Ambassador who traveled from Moscow to Beijing. Interesting notations concerning the land and its people are provided, including one describing a nomadic group that neither "plow nor sow, but move from place to place." Published in London in Thomas Salmon's Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations.

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Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a couple faint stains. Some tiny chips appear along the edges in blank margins.

Estimate: $95 - $130

Sold for: $55

Closed on 11/28/2012

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