Lot 122 of 223:
Rare atlas of Russsian Empire 1800  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$12,000
Estimate:
$10,000 - $15,000

Title:
Rossiyskiy Atlas... [in Cyrillic characters]
Author:
Place:
[St. Petersburgh, Russia]
Publisher:
[Geographical Department]
Date:
1800
Description:

Engraved title page + 43 copper-engraved maps with hand-coloreing in outline, comprising a large fold-out map of all of the Russian Empire & 42 double-page regional maps.(Folio) 53.6x36.5 cm (22¼x14¼"),  period tree calf, rebacked with modern calf, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands.

Scarce atlas with superbly engraved maps of the whole of Russia and its various provincial governments, stretching from St. Petersburgh eastward to the Pacific. Each of the maps with a captivating pictorial cartouche, many featuring beehives, and a large number with Greco-Roman mythological personages.  Bagrow-Castner II, pp 212-215.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some light foxing and soiling mostly in margins, light dampstains to top margins at times intruding into images but with little negative effect, stains to title leaf, creasing to front free endpaper; overall very good.
 
Item number:
301871
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