Catalog Archive
Auction 146, Lot 697

"Partie Orientale de l'Empire de Russie en Asie, ou se Trouvent les Provinces...", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Asiatic Russia

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 18.5 inches
59.2 x 47 cm
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This map of Asiatic Russia covers the region from Tomsk eastward to include the Kamchatka and Sakhalin. The highly detailed map also extends southwest to the Gobi Desert. In the upper left corner is a notation explaining that distance scales were not possible because of the northerly conic projection used. A decorative rococo-style title cartouche fills the lower right corner.

References: Pedley #404.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with original outline color and later coloring in cartouche. There is minor offsetting and a tiny centerfold separation archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 9/4/2013