"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: Russia in Asia
Period: 1719 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 15.9 inches
51.1 x 40.4 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."
A crisp impression, issued folding on a clean, bright sheet of paper with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark. Minor toning along the edges of the sheet.