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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 ($1,202 • €1,056 rates)

PETRINI, Paolo. [A rare early 18th Century Italian map of Russia]
Russia Bianca ó Moscovia divisa da Guglielmo Sansone... Naples, 1717. Original colour. 410 x 455mm. Center fold reinforced on verso.
A very scarce map of Russia, published by Petrini in Naples for his 'Atlante Partenopeo', issued in parts between 1700 and 1718. The title cartouche features two hunters and a wolf attacking a cow.
[Ref: 17885]    £2,400.00 ($3,036 • €2,669 rates)

OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua. [18th century map of Russia]
Carte Nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la partie Septentrionale... Amsterdam: c.1720. Original colour. Two sheet conjoined, total 810 x 560mm. A few small cracks in the verdigris.
Russia south to Astrakhan, in fine orginal colour, after De L'Isle.
[Ref: 11731]    £850.00 ($1,075 • €945 rates)

COVENS, Johannes &.MORTIER, Cornelis. [18th century map of Russia with beautiful original colour]
Imperii Russici sive Moscoviae. Amsterdam, c.1730. Original colour. 450 x 560mm.
A finely-coloured map of Russia, with a fine title cartouche featuring the Imperial Eagle.
[Ref: 13693]    £750.00 ($949 • €834 rates)

AKADEMIYA NAUK. [An 18th century Russian map of Russian Lapland]
Lapponia Russica cum adjacentibus Regionibus. St Petersburg: the Academy of Sciences, 1737.507 x 575mm.
Russian Lapland, marking Archangel, from the 'Atlas Russicus', the first atlas of Russia, compiled with the aid of the Frenchman Joseph-Nicolas de L'Isle, who found the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
[Ref: 14524]    £500.00 ($633 • €556 rates)

AKADEMIYA NAUK. [An 18th century Russian map of the environs of Moscow]
Moscoviae Gubernium cum Adiacentibus Regionibus. St Petersburg: the Academy of Sciences, 1737. 500 x 560mm. Mint condition
The environs of Moscow, from the 'Atlas Russicus', the first atlas of Russia, compiled with the aid of the Frenchman Joseph-Nicolas de L'Isle, who found the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
[Ref: 14525]    £650.00 ($822 • €723 rates)

BOSSUET, Jacques Benigne. [Russia]
Russie Blanche ou Moscovie. Amsterdam, François L'Honoré, 1738, coloured, 135 x 170mm. Binding folds flattened.

[Ref: 10227]    £90.00 ($114 • €100 rates)

COVENS & MORTIER. [A rare silk campaign map of the Russo-Austrian-Turkish War (1735-9)]
Theatrum Belli ad Borysthenem Tyram & Danubium Fluvios gesti A.o MDCCXXVIII. St Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Science & Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, c.1738. 550 x 670mm. Splits to folds reinforced on verso.
A rare printing on silk of this uncommon, separately issued map of Moldavia and Ukraine, extending from Hungary to the Crimea. It was published by the Russian Royal Academy of Science for the Russo-Austrian-Turkish War (1735-9). The Russians had two main objectives: stopping the raids of the Crimean Tatars into the Ukraine and, more importantly, gaining access to the Black Sea. The war started well, with armies under Field Marshal Burkhard Christoph von Munnich & General Peter Lacy (born in Ireland) capturing a number of important fortresses, including Azov, Perekop & Karasubazar. However the defeat of Austria and the threat of both plague and war with Sweden forced the Russians to the negotiating table, where they gave up its claims to Crimea and Moldavia in theTreaty of Nis. Printing a map on silk made it much easier to carry, so it is likely that it was issued for officers in the Russian army to keep in their pockets. The silk could take more punishment than paper, being folded more easily and not weakened when wet. However not being stored within protective boards in a rich man's library make them less likely to survive. Thus examples of silk maps of this age are extremely rare.
[Ref: 11718]    £4,000.00 ($5,060 • €4,448 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [A striking 18th century map of the Russian Empire]
Spatiosissimum Imperium Russiæ Magnæ.. Augsburg, c.1740. Original colour. 495 x 565mm A very fine example.
A detailed map of the Russian Empire, with an elaborate title cartouche surmounted by the portraits of the Empress Anna Ivanovna, who reigned from 1730-1740, and Anton Ulrich and his wife, Anna of Brunswick, and flanked with representatives of the subjects of the Empire paying homage and offering gifts. Anna of Brunswick (known as Anna Leopoldovna) has an interesting history, in 1739 she married Anton Ulrich (1714 - 1776), son of Ferdinand Albert, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. On 5 October 1740 the Empress Anna adopted their new-born son Ivan and proclaimed him heir to the Russian throne. A few days after this proclamation the empress died (28 October 1740), leaving directions appointing her favourite Ernest Biren, Duke of Courland, as regent. As Biren was detested by the people, Leopoldovna had little difficulty in overthrowing him (8 November 1740), assuming the Regency and taking the title of Grand-Duchess. On the map are some interesting cartographic anomalies: Noyaya Zembla is wider than it is tall; Kamchatka reaches down to Japan; and large islands feature in the region of the Bering Strait.
[Ref: 17551]    £900.00 ($1,139 • €1,001 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [The Russian Empire in Asia]
Imperium Russiæ Magnæ... Augsburg, c.1744. Original body colour. 200 x 270mm.
An uncommon small version of Seutter's map, engraved by Lotter for the 'Atlas Minor', detailing the map of the Russian Empire stretching from Finland to Kamchatka. With a decorative title cartouche surrounded by subjects paying homage, arms and a warrior, and surmounted by the Imperial eagle.
[Ref: 16306]    £240.00 ($304 • €267 rates)

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