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Auction 164, Lot 719

"A New Map of the North East Coast of Asia, and North West Coast of America, with the Late Russian Discoveries", Anon.

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.3 x 6.7 inches
23.6 x 17 cm

This interesting small map is reduced from Thomas Jefferys’ map of the Russian discoveries in the North Pacific, which was in turn based on Gerhard Mueller’s famous map that refuted the Delisle-Buache controversial theories of the region. It traces the voyages of Captains Bering and Tschirikow as well as earlier Russian expeditions in the Arctic. Its most recognizable feature is the enlarged peninsular form of Alaska, which would be the model for the region until Capt. Cook’s expedition.

References: Falk #1764-3; Jolly #LOND-237; Kershaw #1121.

Condition: A

A nice impression with some faint offsetting from an opposing page of text. There is an edge tear confined to the bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival materials. Issued folding.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/13/2017

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