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  BOOKS 

DE L'ISLE, Joseph Nicolas. [A treatise on astronomy & geography for mapmaking]
Memoires pour Servir a l'Histoire & au Progres de l'Astronomie, de la Geography, & de la Physique. St Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1738. 4to; full calf gilt, inner hinges strained; pp. 284 + (12)(tables), 13 folding engraved plates. With the bookplate of Frank S. Streeter.
Joseph Nicolas de L'Isle (1688-1741) was a cartographer, mapmaker and publisher of maps and atlases; he founded the Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg and helped compile the 'Atlas Russicus', the first atlas of Russia.
[Ref: 12397]    £3,500.00 ($4,900 • €3,966 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Russia 

DE L'ISLE, Joseph Nicolas. [The River Neva]
Fluvius Newa e Lacu Ladoga Petropolin versus procurrens. St Petersburg: Geographical Department of the Academy of Sciences, c.1745. 445 x 655mm. Trimmed to neatline, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine.
The course of the river Neva from Lake Ladoga through Karelia and Ingermandland towards St Petersburg. Published in the "Atlas Russicus", the title and place names are in both Cyrillic and Latin letters. The title cartouche features two allegorical figures with the coarts of arms of St Petersburg and the Russian Empire, a horn of plenty and symbols of fishing & farming, signed by a German draughtsman Johann Elias Grimmel (1703-1758).
[Ref: 11569]    £750.00 ($1,050 • €850 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Joseph Nicolas. [Plan of the first Ladoga Canal]
Canalis Cadogensis. St Petersburg: Geographical Department of the Academy of Sciences, c.1745. Old colour. On paper dyed blue, sheet 445 x 655mm. Trimmed to neatline, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine.
The Old Ladoga Canal, one of the first major canals constructed in Russia, was one of the projects of Peter the Great, commissioned in 1718, completed 1330. It connected the rivers Volkhov and Neva, bypassing the Lake Lodoga, which was so stormy that merchant ships in their hundreds were lost at sea. Published in the "Atlas Russicus", the title and place names are in both Cyrillic and Latin letters. The title cartouche features the instruments and tools used building the canal.
[Ref: 11725]    £650.00 ($910 • €736 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Joseph Nicolas. [The River Neva]
Fluvius Newa e Lacu Ladoga Petropolin versus procurrens. St Petersburg: Geographical Department of the Academy of Sciences, c.1745. Old colour. 445 x 655mm. Trimmed to neatline, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine.
The course of the river Neva from Lake Ladoga through Karelia and Ingermandland towards St Petersburg. Published in the 'Atlas Russicus', the title and place names are in both Cyrillic and Latin letters. The title cartouche features two allegorical figures with the coarts of arms of St Petersburg and the Russian Empire, a horn of plenty and symbols of fishing & farming, signed by a German draughtsman Johann Elias Grimmel (1703-1758).
[Ref: 11726]    £750.00 ($1,050 • €850 rates)


 St Petersburg 

DE L'ISLE, Joseph Nicolas. [A Russian map of the environs of St Petersburg]
Ingria et Carelia. St Petersburg: Geographical Department of the Academy of Sciences, c.1745. Sheet 595 x 450mm. Trimmed close to neatline, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine.
A map of the environs of St Petersburg, published in the "Atlas Russicus". The title cartouche features a statue of Peter the Great in front of the city.
[Ref: 12245]    £700.00 ($980 • €793 rates)


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