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Auction 195, Lot 701

"Generalis Totius Imperii Russorum Novissima Tabula Magnam Orbis Terrarum Partem a Polo Arctico usq ad Mare Iaponicum et Chinae Septentrionalis...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Northern Asia, Russian Empire

Period: 1735 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm
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Bold map of the Russian Empire and northern China covering the region from Finland and the Black Sea through Kamchatka in great detail. It is fully engraved to represent the topography of the region and colored to show the various Tartar tribes. A great whaling scene is engraved in the Arctic Ocean and the large title cartouche is surrounded by figures representing royalty and learning.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with full contemporary color on a bright sheet with a large "4" watermark, a hint of toning along the centerfold, and minor marginal soiling. There is an old manuscript page number at top right.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/15/2023