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18th Century Map of the River Volga by John Gibson

River Volga Map by John Gibson
 

An Exact Map of the Course of the Great River Volga, from the Survey made by Order of the Russian Court agreeable to the set of Maps published in St. Petersburg in 1745. Engraving by J. Gibson dated Jan 1753.

Fascinating 18th century map with a very decorative rococo style title cartouche. Possibly from the publication Revolutions of Persia. Scarce.

Condition: Folding copy, some damage to bottom margin and slight to border, offsetting and age discolouration. Ink inscription verso.

Title: An antique map of the River Volga
Medium: Copperplate engraving. Image Size: 380 x 270mm, 15 x 10.5" approx.
Order No. 1948 Price: £125.00 Paper Size: 410 x 310mm, 16 x 12 " approx.
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Biography:

John Gibson (fl. 1750-92)

A prolific 18th century engraver of maps, including the rare Maps of the Chief Roads in England, showing the various Routes from London - 1765, smaller format county maps included. His best known work is the New and Accurate Maps of the Counties England and Wales. These small, decorative, rococo-style maps each carry a short description of of the county and the atlas was sold bound in calf for 4s, or 5s 6d with maps coloured. He also published several items in the Universal Magazine and The Universal Museum.

His publications also included:
A New Map of North America with the West India Islands -1755.
Middle British Colonies - 1756.
Atlas Minimus 1758 (with Emanuel Bowen). Re-issued 1774.
A New and Complete Map of all America 1763 (1772-94 several re-issues with differing titles).


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18th century map of the River Volga by John Gibson

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