Antique Map of Siberia by John Gibson
Title: The Appendage to the Maps of the Orgenburgh Expedition No.1 and the Provinces in Siberia, No.2 as taken by the Russians in 1747.
Publication: 'Published accordingly to Act of Par'.t Jan.y 1753
Description: Very scarce 18th century map showing land to the north east of the Caspian Sea. Possibly from the publication Revolutions of Persia. Rococo style decorative cartouche. Condition: Folding copy, some age discolouration, old repair to bottom left border, ink inscription verso.
Condition: Good imprint close top margin, folding copy, later hand colouring
Image size: 237 x 258mm
9.25 x 10". approx.
Order No. 1840
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).