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Jacques Nicolas de l'Isle and others - St. Petersburg: Imperatorskoy Akademnauk

Jacques Nicolas de l'Isle and others - St. Petersburg: Imperatorskoy Akademnauk
St. Petersburg: Imperatorskoy Akademnauk - Jacques Nicolas de l'Isle and others
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Title : St. Petersburg: Imperatorskoy Akademnauk.
Map maker : Jacques Nicolas de l'Isle and others.
Date : Paris, 1745.
Size : 22.4 x 19.7 inches. / 57.0 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Rare map from the first complete printed atlas of Russia. Jacques Nicolas Delisle, brother of Guillaume Delisle, was invited by Peter the Great to survey the vast empire of Imperial Russia. Initially accompanied by his step-brother Louis, in 1726 the two Parisians journeyed to Russia (now under the reign of Catherine I) to start their surveys.
At first Delisle also worked with Ivan Kirilov, with whom he co-founded the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences. However, the two men did not always see eye to eye, and Kirilov went on to produce an incomplete atlas which was published in 1734, before the French team had finished their surveys. Kirilov died in 1737, eight years before the eventual publication of Delisle's atlas.
The Atlas russicus is effectively in two parts: the first covering European Russia in 13 numbered maps (scale 1; 1.527.000), the second covering Siberia in six maps. scale (1: 3.360.000). On map 19 "Ostium fluvii Amur " the extreme point of Alaska and the Aleutian islands.

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Condition : Good condition, light discoloration throughout, vertical crease at center and repaired separation towards bottom. Sheet size 535 x 723 mm.


ID: 700059

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