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PRICE, Charles. [An uncommon two-sheet antique map of Russia]
A Correct Map of Moscovy humbly Dedicated to the Honourable S.r Thomas Powell of Broadway in Carmarthen Shire Baronet and Knight of the Shire for the Said County. London, G. Willdey and T. Brandreth, 1711[-3]. Two sheets conjoined, total 980 x 650mm. Repairs to folds as usual in these large maps, toning from old glue on join.
A two-sheet antique map of Russia, originally prepared by Price for his unsuccessful partnership with John Senex and John Maxwell (1708-1711). After the partnership broke up, each member kept the plates that they had engraved, with Senex taking the most and re-issuing them in his 'English Atlas' from 1714. In 1713 Willdey acquired the remainder of Price's stock and began to issue them in a further ill-fated partnership with Timothy Brandreth, as this example. By the end of the year Willdey was advertising the remaining stock of maps at a heavily discounted price. The plate has been re-engraved with the words 'Petersbourg a Town built by the Csar'. Peter the Great moved the capital from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 1712.
[Ref: 11730]    £950.00 ($1,278 • €1,079 rates)


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