Mercator Map of the Bering Sea from the Northeast Coast of Asia, Between Cape Olutor and Cape Chukotka: Taken from Captain Litke's Map, Supplemented by an Insert of the Anadyr Inlet


Fedor Petrovich Litke was a Russian naval officer, geographer, and explorer. In 1826-29, as captain of the ship Seniavin, he completed his second circumnavigation of the world. On this voyage, he mapped the western coastline of the Bering Sea. He subsequently published, in French and Russian, an eight-volume account of his explorations that included numerous maps and plans. This mid-19th-century Russian map, produced by the Ministry of Marine, is based on one of Litke’s maps. It shows sandbars, notations of depth in sazhens, and anchorages. Relief is shown by shading, and notations of height are given in feet. The supplemental maps at the top are of the mouth of the Anadyr' River and the Seniavin Strait.

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Gidrograficheskyi Departament Morskogo Ministerstva, Saint Petersburg


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Merkatorskaia karta Beringova moria s severo-vostochnym beregom Azii,mezdu mysami Olutorskim i Chukotskim.Sniata s karty kapitana Litke, dopolnena opis'iu Anadyrskoi guby, proizvedennoi v 1847 g. na sudakh Rossiisko-Amerikanskoi Kompanii... 1849

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1 engraved map, 88 x 55 centimeters, on sheet 101 x 65 centimeters


  • Scale 1:1,680,000

Last updated: April 12, 2016