"The Russian Empire in Asia. From the Sr. D'Anville...", Bayly, John
Subject: Northern Asia
Period: 1760 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.6 x 18.8 inches
54.9 x 47.8 cm
This uncommon map of northeast Asia extends to include the Kamchatka Peninsula, Sakhalin, part of China and the Japanese island of Hokkaido (Yesso or Jesso), with some coastline of the fictional Company's Land as reported by De Vries in 1643. On the Sea of Kamzatka is a note, Whenever the word Ostrog is found it signifies a Town pallasaded round to keep out the Wild Beast. The map is filled with details of rivers, mountains and forests, and a decorative cartouche fills the upper right corner. Published by Thomas Bowles from the geography of D'Anville and John Bayly.
Full original color on paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark, damp stains in bottom corners, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation confined to top blank margin.