Auction 145, Lot 782

"A New Map of the North East Coast of Asia, and North West Coast of America, with the Late Russian Discoveries", Anon.

Subject: North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, East Asia

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6.6 inches
22.9 x 16.8 cm

This interesting small map is reduced from Thomas Jefferys’ map of the Russian discoveries in the North Pacific, which was in turn based on Gerhard Mueller’s famous map that refuted the Delisle-Buache controversial theories of the region. It traces the voyages of Captains Bering and Tschirikow as well as earlier Russian expeditions in the Arctic. Its most recognizable feature is the enlarged peninsular form of Alaska, which would be the model for the region until Capt. Cook’s expedition.

References: Falk #1764-3; Jolly #LOND-237; Kershaw #1121

Condition: B+

There is minor soil and creasing along folds. A few tiny edge tears have been expertly repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/12/2013

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