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Scarce Map of the Islands of the North Pacific
Alaska/ Northeast Russia.
GERARDIN (Draftsman)/ CROISEY, J. B. [Amsterdam, 1777]
Carte des Decouvertes des Russes dans la Mer Orientale… .
16 x 21 ½ inches
A few stains, folds, else excellent.
A scarce, attractively engraved map focusing on northeastern Russia and including part of Alaska. It appeared in M. Marbault’s Essai sur le commerce de Russie…, which is an account of Russian as well as a history of Russian explorations in the areas depicted on the map. Some of the place name spellings on the map suggest it was derived at least in part from Russian sources. However, the islands between the continents are considerable distorted as to size.
Lada Mocarski 26.