"Amerique Russe, et Partie des Regions Polaires Boreales", Garnier, Francis Marie Joseph
Subject: Northern United States & Canada, Alaska, Asia
Period: 1860 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Spheroidal & Universel de Geographie
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 13 inches
47.8 x 33 cm
This striking map stretches from Siberia across the Bering Strait to Alaska (Amerique Russe) and Canada. It is teeming with fine detail, identifying forts, rivers, lakes, mountains, volcanoes, islands, and more. The Passage du Nord-Ouest is delineated, and the border between English and Russian possessions is explicitly noted. Six distance scales appear beneath the title cartouche. The map is surrounded by a keyboard-style border. Printed in Paris by Sarazin.
Garnier's Atlas Spheroidal & Universel de Geographie is quite rare and sought-after for its elegant hand coloring, precise engraving, and decorative maps.
Original color with a tiny hole on the top neatline and marginal toning.