Auction 149, Lot 629

"Carte Nouvelle de la Grande Tartarie ou de l'Empire du Grand Cham, Dressee sur les Memoires Originaux & sur d'Autres Observations Tres Exactes de Divers Voyageurs", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Asiatic Russia

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique Tome V

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15.8 inches
50.8 x 40.1 cm

A strongly engraved map of Russia, from the Caspian Sea to Korea, filled with minute detail and beautifully engraved to show the topography. Novaya Zemlya is only partially delineated, and the Kamchatka peninsula extends eastward and is labeled Scopuli. Numerous notes are scattered throughout the map, and an inset with explanatory French text describes the region as sparsely populated with white bears, wolves, and "the best rhubarb in the world."

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Condition: A

A fine impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and minor printer's ink residue at far right. Issued folding with light toning.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014

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