Auction 98, Lot 422

"Carte des parties Nord et Est de l'Asie qui comprend les Cotes de la Russie Asiatique le Kamschatka, le Jesso, et les Isles du Japon", Robert de Vaugondy/Diderot

Subject: Northern Asia and North Pacific - Arctic

Period: 1772 (dated)

Publication: Diderot's Encyclopedia (Supplement)

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 cm

The major map details the northern coastline of Russia (including Finland), the eastern coast of Asia to just below Nanking, and a bit of the coast of America called Anian. Inset into the map are four small maps of the western part of America: "Nova Granada" showing the Mexican coast of the Gulf of California, "Anian Regnum" that includes Quivira, Tolm, and Zubgara with the seven cities of Cibola, and another showing the entire coast with Japan laying a short distance off shore. All together a fascinating view of some cartographic theories. On a large sheet of fine paper with centerfold only.

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Condition: A+

Fold separation at bottom repaired with archival tape, well away from map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/6/2002

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