"Nouvelle Carte de l'Empire de Russie…", Ides, Evert Isbrand
Subject: Northern Asia
Period: 1718 (published)
Publication: Voyages Par Le Muscovie, En Perse, Et Aux Indes Orientales
Color: Black & White
14.5 x 11.1 inches
36.8 x 28.2 cm
Evert Isbrand Ides' embassy from the Russian Czar to Peking in 1693-95 provided Europeans with a detailed account of life in China, and his map provided an important account of the frontier settlements and topography of Northern Asia. Cartographically, the eastern coast is severely truncated, Coree is shown as a small island, and the Great Wall is depicted. The title cartouche is surrounded by a Russian and a Chinese man, with a dedication cartouche at top to Prince Peter Alexandrovich.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with a 2" fold separation at bottom that has been repaired on verso with archival tape. There is a binding trim at lower right and an associated 1/2" binding tear that has also been closed with archival tape.