Auction 154, Lot 646

"La Parte Orientale della Russia Asiatica Delineata Sulle Ultime Osservazioni", Cassini, Giovanni Maria

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.6 x 13.4 inches
47.2 x 34 cm

This scarce map focuses on the area between Siberia and Kamchatka and extends to include the Russian possessions in Alaska. The northwest coast of America is misshapen with only a few place names, including Norton Sound (Entrata de Norton) and Alaska labeled along a narrow strip of the Alaskan Peninsula. The north Pacific Ocean is filled with a large scenic title cartouche.

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Condition: B+

A fine impression with minor soiling and a pin hole along the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/16/2015

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