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Gerhard Friedrich Muller:  Nouvelle Carte Des Decouvertes Faites par Des Vaisseaux Russiens Aux Cotes Inconnues De L'Amerique Septentrionale . . . 1758

Maps of Northwest America (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana)


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Title: Nouvelle Carte Des Decouvertes Faites par Des Vaisseaux Russiens Aux Cotes Inconnues De L'Amerique Septentrionale . . . 1758

Map Maker: Gerhard Friedrich Muller

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1758

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 14 x 10 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $750.00

Inventory ID: 16389


Description:

Rare reduced version of Muller's rare map of 1754, which is more commonly known by the 1758 re-issue, both of which were published in St. Petersburg.

Describing the 1754 issue, Streeter  notes that "This . . . map confirmed the existance of a body of water between Asia and America, the subject of much dispute during the previous two hundred years. It also showed the Kurile Islands correctly and suggested the outline of Alaska and the Aelutian chain. Though the Russian discoveries had been shown on the Delisle map . . .published in 1752, . . . this is the first map to give an approximate picture of what is now the Alaska peninsula. . . ."

The present map is copied from the 1758 issue, with the word Russes in the title changed to Russiens and the 1758 date given in the title cartouche.  A rare edition of this seminal map.


References: Wagner 591; Streeter 3456.


Related Categories:
Maps of Alaska
Maps of Canada
Maps of Northwest America (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana)
Maps of Russia