Auction 156, Lot 654

"[Lot of 3] Suite de la Carte de la Siberie et le Pays de Kamtschatka... [and] Carte de la Siberie et des Pays Voisins...[and] Carte du Kamtchatka", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Russia in Asia

Period: 1755 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

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A. Suite de la Carte de la Siberie et le Pays de Kamtschatka pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages (10.3 x 9.6"). A fine map of eastern Siberia above and below the Arctic Circle, showing the Sea of Okhotsk, the Kamtschatka Peninsula, and Sakhalin Island. The map depicts Russia's northern coastline along the Arctic Sea, and shows the tracks of an exploratory voyage to Kamtschatka made in 1648 by three Russian ships. The land is filled with rivers and mountain ranges, with a few cities, towns, and regions identified. A decorative title cartouche in the top right corner containing leaf, flower, and scroll motifs adorns the map.

B. Carte de la Siberie et des Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages (17.9 x 11.1"). This copper engraved map of northern Russia covers the region between St. Petersburg and the Lena River, including Moscow.

C. Carte du Kamtchatka (11.7 x 20.3"). Handsome map of the peninsula with excellent detail showing topography, watershed including several lakes, numerous roads and settlements. Filled with rivers, streams, and numerous place names. Includes the islands of I. Ouiakous Atch ou Anfinogen, Isle Schoumctchou, and I. Sirinki ou Dilkon. Block title cartouche.

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Condition: A

Crisp impressions, issued folding, on watermarked paper with faint offsetting. The map of Kamchatka has a short edge tear at left that is closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/17/2016

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