Lot 399 of 522:
Scarce English map of Russian Empire 1736  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
To Their Royal Highnesses ye Prince and Princess of Wales this Geographical Description of ye Empire of Great Russia is most humbly Dedicated

Author:
Spendelowe, Theodore, engraver

Place:
[London?]

Publisher:

Date:
[1736?]

Description:

Copper-engraved map. Cartouche with coats of arms; inset map.29.5x47.2 cm (11¾x18½").

Scarce English map of the Russian Empire, from Poland to Kamchatka, the latter named "Land of Yedso." The inset is "A Draught of the Communication to be made between the Euxine and Caspian Seas." The map is a reduced version Philip von Strahlenberg's map of Russia first published in 1730. It is likely from "An Historico-Geographical Description of the North and Eastern Parts of Europe and Asia".


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Silked on verso, flattening folds, lower right margin restored, some soiling; very good.


 
Item number:
307154
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