Nordamerika & Karibik

Nr. 1047: Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes

Russian Discoveries in North Pacific

“Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes faites par des Vaisseaux Russiens Aux côtes inconnues de l’Amerique Septentrionale Avec les Pais adiacents”. Engraved map with original border colour by Gerhard Friedrich Müller, “Dressée sur des memoires authentiques”. “A St. Petersbourg a l’Academie Imperiale des Sciences 1784”, but published by Santini in Venice.(PM) 50,5 x 66 cm.

Map No. 53 from Santini’s Atlas Universel, Venice 1784. Copy of the 2nd, the improved state of Müller’s map of 1758, which was published with same title in St. Petersbourg 1773. In 1773 changes were made to the northwest coast of America and the Aleutian Islands. – Title within rococo cartouche. The map shows the course of the Russian voyages under Vitus Bering and Chirikov. The fictitious “Mer ou Baye de l’Ouest” in northwestern America from Delisle’s maps has disappeared. But now a fictitious “Rivière de l’Ouest” runs from Lake Winnipeg to the Pacific. – Excellent impression. Good original margins. Excellent condition.
€ 800

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