Auction 144, Lot 232

"Carte des Isles Kouriles d'apres la Carte Russe", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Kurile Islands and Japan

Period: 1754 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.5 x 9.5 inches
26.7 x 24.1 cm

Attractive map of the Kuriles, a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Russia and extending from Kamchatka (Russia) to Hokkaido (Japan) in the northern Pacific, that shows many harbors and small offshore islands. The map includes numerous inaccuracies and fanciful names for a number of the islands including Is. Tsitronnoi ou des Citrons (Island of Lemons) and Is. des Trois Soeurs (Islands of the Three Sisters). A decorative title cartouche in the French style with a cache of weapons adorns the map. Engraved by Laurent.

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Condition: A

Watermarked paper with some faint toning along the centerfold and edges of sheet.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 4/3/2013

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