Auction 99, Lot 441

"Generalis Totius Imperii Russorum Novissima Tabula Magnam Orbis terrarum partem a Polo Arctico sife ad mare Japonicum et Chinae Septentrionalis…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Major Cum Generales Omnium

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

Fine 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 (uncolored) title cartouche is surrounded by figures including Peter the Great.

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Condition: B

Tiny hole at center with tissue repair on verso. Mild toning along fold else clean and crisp with attractive original color.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/12/2002

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