Auction 170, Lot 684

"Chart of the New Northern Archipelago; Discover'd by the Russians, in the Seas of Kamtschatka & Anadir", Conder, Thomas

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1782 (circa)

Publication: Millar's New and Universal System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 6.3 inches
19.8 x 16 cm

This small and striking map covers the Russian Far East and the Aleutian Islands and centers on Kamchatka Peninsula. It has been trimmed and excerpted from a sheet featuring five maps. Small individual islands are named, and rivers are identified throughout. A note on the northernmost knob of land reads, "This part of the Coast is unknown." There is a decorative title cartouche at bottom right. The map is surrounded by a decorative border. Third state, with Alexander Hogg's publisher's imprint along the top of the sheet.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #281-8.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression. The bottom border of the original sheet has been attached to the map just below neatline with archival tissue. A chip in the right margin has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 11/14/2018