Auction 165, Lot 653

"Carte du Kamtchatka ", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Kamchatka

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 20.3 inches
29.7 x 51.6 cm

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. Engraved by J. Laurent.


Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on paper with the watermark of a bunch of grapes within a medallion. There are a few spots of foxing primarily confined to the blank margins and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 11/15/2017