Auction 159, Lot 630

"Partie Orientale de l'Empire de Russie en Asie, ou se Trouvent les Provinces de Jakuckskoy, Nerckzinskoy, Selinginskoy, Ilimskoy, Krasnojarskoy, Narimskoy...", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Russia in Asia

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 18.4 inches
59.2 x 46.7 cm

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 of the map.

References: Pedley #404.

Condition: B+

Original outline color on watermarked paper with minor soiling along the centerfold and a damp stain at top that just enters the border.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2016

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