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A three-sheet map of the Russian Empire

TRESCOTT, John & SCHMIDT, Jakob.

Tabula Geographica Generalis Imperii Russici...
Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1784. Original colour with additions. Three sheets conjoined, total 630 x 1380mm.

Minor reinforcing to edges and binding folds.

A fine large scale map detailing the expanse of the Russian Empire under Catherine the Great, stretching from Poland to Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands. There are three cartouches: the title is supported by embodiments of mapmaking and discovery; the scale has an obelisk with an 'E' crowned with laurels (the first letter of Catherine's name in Russian); and bottom right is a vignette of Catherine herself looking at a map of her conquests during the Russo-Turkish war (1768-74), aided by Mercury, a view of St Petersburg behind.

This map was first published in St Petersburg in 1776.


Stock ID : 15673

£2,800

£2,800

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Stock Id :15673

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A three-sheet map of the Russian Empire

TRESCOTT, John & SCHMIDT, Jakob.

Tabula Geographica Generalis Imperii Russici...
Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1784. Original colour with additions. Three sheets conjoined, total 630 x 1380mm.

Minor reinforcing to edges and binding folds.

A fine large scale map detailing the expanse of the Russian Empire under Catherine the Great, stretching from Poland to Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands. There are three cartouches: the title is supported by embodiments of mapmaking and discovery; the scale has an obelisk with an 'E' crowned with laurels (the first letter of Catherine's name in Russian); and bottom right is a vignette of Catherine herself looking at a map of her conquests during the Russo-Turkish war (1768-74), aided by Mercury, a view of St Petersburg behind.

This map was first published in St Petersburg in 1776.


Stock ID : 15673

£2,800

£2,800

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