All auctions in one place

Search settings

GUILLAUME DE L'ISLE. Carte des Pays voisins de la Mer Caspiene, dressee pour l'usage du Roy. Sur la carte de cete Mer, faite par l'ordre

  • SWE
  • 2017-05-07
About the object
sur les Memoires manuscrits de Soskam-Sabbas, Prince de Georgie, sur ceux de Mrs. Crusius, Zurabek, et Fabritius Ambassadeurs a la Cour de Perse, et sur les eclaircissemens tirez d'un grand nombre de persones intelligentes du pais. Assujetie aux observations astronomiques. Par Guillaume Delisle, Premier Geographe du Roy, de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. 15 Aout 1723. Marin sculpsit. A Paris, chez le Sr. Delisle, Quay de l'Horloge.

610x460 mm

"Around 1718 Russian Tzar Peter the Great, sponsored a number of cartographic expeditions to the farthest reaches of his vast empire. One such was a command to map the Caspian Sea given to Dutch navigator Carl Van Verden. Though well known since antiquity, the world's largest lake was largely ignored by surveyors until Van Verden's work in the early 18th century. Van Verden's work was the most advanced mapping of the Caspian Sea to date, offering a new perspective on the region and opening the navigational possibility of the world's largest lake.".

Read more

* Note that the price doesn’t correlate with today’s value, but only relates to the actual end price at the time of the purchase.

Advert