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Auction 174, Lot 560

"The European Part of the Russian Empire, from the Maps Published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg... [joined with] The Asiatic Part of the Russian Empire...", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Russia

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

50.5 x 19 inches
128.3 x 48.3 cm
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This tremendously detailed map that covers the whole of Russia has been updated to show Russia's new provinces on the Black Sea and information from Capt. Cook's exploration of Kamchatka. The map was first issued in 1772 by Robert Sayer with a conjectural Alaskan Peninsula and an entirely different configuration for Kamchatka. A network of roads appear in northern Asia. In the Sea of Okhotsk, the track of the 1777-78 exploration of Pilot Petuszcoff is delineated. Sakhalin Island (here shown as Isle Sagaleen and Ezzo) and Hokkaido (Matmay) are roughly indicated. A note on Bering Island remarks on the explorer's death in 1741. This edition was compiled from the maps of the Imperial Academy at St. Petersburg. Five distance scales and extensive legend explains Russian and Tartarian terms used in the map. The map is printed on two, joined sheets (as issued).

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LAU-1a #37.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with light soiling, a few extraneous creases, and short edge tears that are confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/11/2019