Catalog Archive
Auction 192, Lot 689


"Carte du Detroit qui Separe l'Asie de l'Amerique, avec la Cote des Tschoutskis, Tracee d'Apres Les Observationsfaites dans la Mer Glaciale Depuis 1786 Jusqu' en 1794", Sauer, Martin

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1802 (published)

Publication: Voyage dans le Nord de la Russie Asiatique...

Color: Black & White

24 x 15.6 inches
61 x 39.6 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

This scarce map is focused on the Bering Strait between Asia and North America. It describes the area from the Chukchi Sea and peninsula, Kamchatka, and the Sea of Okhotsk across the Bering Strait to the Seward Peninsula, Bristol Bay, and the Alaskan Peninsula. The map also details the Aleutians, Kodiak Island, and a bit of the Gulf of Alaska. The North American coastline extends as far south as Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet. The map delineates the eight year geographical and astronomical expedition led by Commodore Joseph Billings of the British Royal Navy from 1786 to 1794. Billing's track leads from P. de St. Pierre et St. Paul in Kamchatka along the Aleutians to Ounalaschka, north to I. Mattoui ou I. de Gore, I. de Clerke, Point de Rocher, and then to the B. de St Laurent on the Bering Strait. This map is from the French edition of Martin Sauer's account of the expedition. Engraved by B. Tardieu.


Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with archival repairs to a couple of short tears, a small hole at a fold intersection, and some fold separations, the longest of which extends 6" into map image. There is light soiling and foxing and minor purple ink stains at left.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $17

Closed on 4/26/2023