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PALLAS, Peter Simon. [A two-sheet map of the Russian Empire at the end of the 18th Century]
Carte Générale de l'Empire de Russie 1787. Paris: Maradan, 1788-93. Two sheets conjoined, total 560 x 1175mm. Narrow margins on three sides, binding folds flattened.
A large map of the Russian Empire, engraved by P.F. Tardieu for Pallas's 'Voyages en différentes provinces de l'Empire de Russie, et dans l'Asie septentrionale', the French edition of his 'Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs', first published 1771-6 at St Petersburg. Pallas (1741-1811) was a Prussian botanist and zoologist who led an expedition through the remote parts of Russia collecting specimens for Catherine II.
[Ref: 19329]    £450.00 ($570 • €517 rates)


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