1772, Map, NOUVELLE REPRESENTATION DES COTES NORD ET EST DE L’ASIE..., Kamchatka (Russia), by Robert De Vaugondy, Paris, Very Fine. Copper-engraved Map with two large insets, which are alternate representations of the Kamchatka region, measuring 11.5” x 15”, uncolored. Some light offset, which occurred during printing, and uneven left border. Their purpose is to clarify the articles in the “Encyclopedie” supplement concerning the northern passage to India. Wagner, N.W. Coast, 637 -- Plate from the Atlas volume of Diderot’s “Encyclopedie.”
The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometre-long peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of about 270,000 km. The Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk make up the peninsula's eastern and western coastlines, respectively.