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Publisher: SANTINI, P. / REMONDINI, M.
Title: Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes Faites par des Vaisseaux Russes aux Cotes Inconnues del' Amerique Septentrionale avec les Pais Adiancents..
Published in: Venice, 1776 - 1784
   
Size: 19.2 x 25.0 inches.
48.7 x 63.5 cm.
Colouring:

Original o/l colour.
Condition: Printed on heavy paper with good margins. Good impression. Minor marginal spotting and staining to upper corners. Minor repair to small tear in lower left margin.
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Santini's version of Gerhard Muller's landmark map of 1754 showing the discoveries of Captains Bering and Tschirikow.
Muller originally published his map in response to Joseph Delisle and Philippe Buache's map that showed previously unknown Russian discoveries and an elaborate (and entirely speculative) depiction of the imaginary voyage of Admiral De Fonte through a Northwest Passage.
The map was updated several times, most significantly in 1773 after the expedition of Ivan Synd in which the elongated peninsula was shortened in favor of a large group of islands.
Interestingly the speculative Northwest Passage is still shown connecting to Hudson Bay via a mythical River of the West .
Reference: Hayes p. 29-32, Kershaw, 1146, Verner & Stuart-Stubbs, 38, p. 272-275, Wagner, 633.



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