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SANTINI, P. / REMONDINI, M. - Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes Faites par des Vaisseaux Russes aux Cotes Inconnues del' Amerique Septentrionale avec les Pais Adiancents..
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Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes Faites par des Vaisseaux Russes aux Cotes Inconnues del' Amerique Septentrionale avec les Pais Adiancents.. - SANTINI, P. / REMONDINI, M.
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Title : Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes Faites par des Vaisseaux Russes aux Cotes Inconnues del' Amerique Septentrionale avec les Pais Adiancents...
Map maker : SANTINI, P. / REMONDINI, M..
Date : Venice, 1784.
Size : 19.2 x 25.0 inches. / 48.7 x 63.5 cm.
Colouring : Original o/l colour.
Description :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 .
Dated on the plate 1784.
The map was published in M. Remondini's atlas, who bought in 1784 Santini's plates from his "Atlas Universel dresse sur les meuilleures cartes modernes" of 1776. This map however was only included in Remondini's atlas of 1784.
Hayes p. 29-32, Kershaw, 1146, Verner & Stuart-Stubbs, 38, p. 272-275, Wagner, 633
Condition : Printed on heavy paper with large margins. Good impression. Minor marginal spotting. Good upper margins. Very good condition.
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