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LAURIE & WHITTLE. - The Asiatic Part of the Russian Empire. . .

LAURIE & WHITTLE. -  The Asiatic Part of the Russian Empire. . .
The Asiatic Part of the Russian Empire. . . - LAURIE & WHITTLE.
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Title : The Asiatic Part of the Russian Empire. . ..
Map maker : LAURIE & WHITTLE..
Date : London, 1794.
Size : 18.4 x 25.1 inches. / 46.8 x 63.8 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Large map of Asiatic Russia and some of the Aleutians recently discovered. Many details and speculations.

Features the important discoveries of Vitus Behring (or Bering), including the Island where he died in 1741, and of Captain Cook’s third voyage (1776-1779) in search of a north-west passage. As well, the route of the Russian expedition of Pilot Petuszcoff (1777-1778) is provided. The tables and scales along the lower margins detail British, German, Swedish and Russian miles and other measurements and translations into English of Russian and Tartar terms and descriptions.

Robert Laurie, also known as 'Robert Lawrie' (1755-1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818) were major British publishers and printsellers during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Initially Robert Laurie developed his reputation as a mezzotint engraver of caricatures, portraits, sporting subjects and topographical views, both after the old masters and his contemporaries.

Condition : Very good condition.


ID: 28139

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