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Extremely rare Dutch edition of Muller's rare map of 1754, which is more commonly known by the 1758 re-issue, both of which were published in St. Petersburg. Describing the 1754 issue, Streeter (#3456) notes that confirmed the existance of a body of water between Asia and America, the subject of much dispute during the previous two hundred years. It also showed the Kurile Islands correctly and suggested the outline of Alaska and the Aelutian chain. Though the Russian discoveries had been shown on the Delisle map...published in 1752...this is the first map to give an approximate picture of what is now the Alaska peninsula.… The present map is copied from the 1758 issue, with the word Russes in the Title changed to Russiens.and the 1758 date given in the title cartouche; in the lower margins is the Amsterdam imprint and 1766 date and L. Schenck, Jansz: Sculpsit 1765. Wagner notes that the map seems to be the earliest to show the discoveries of Bering and Chirikof in 1741 with the tracks of the vessels in the north Pacific..." Wagner 591. This 1766 edition is the rarest of all post 1754 editions, with only one listing in the past 25 years in dealer catalogues (Arkway 1998). A fine example. Verner & Stuart Stubbs 38; Portinaro CLV; Kershaw #1146; Bagrow 163; Fite & Freeman 51; Falk 1773-1. A rare edition of this seminal map.