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HOMANN, J.B. - Tabula Geographica qua pars Russiae Magnae. . .

HOMANN, J.B. -  Tabula Geographica qua pars Russiae Magnae. . .
Tabula Geographica qua pars Russiae Magnae. . . - HOMANN, J.B.
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Title : Tabula Geographica qua pars Russiae Magnae. . ..
Map maker : HOMANN, J.B..
Date : Nuremburg, after 1750.
Size : 22.9 x 19.1 inches. / 58.1 x 48.6 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :Homann's map is based upon the works of George von Mengden (1628-1702) a Livonian cartographer who worked for Peter the Great and Count Jacob Bruce [Graf Jakov Villimovic Brjus] (1670-1737), a Russian Field Marshal of Scots descent who produced with Mengden the first map of South Russia (1699) printed in Russian. The map was constantly updated to depict the political changes.
With decorative cartouche. Giving good detail along the river Dnieper. In lower left Istanbul.

This is the rare last state of four. The plate is somewhat worn out, the currants of the Danube in the Black Sea are almost no longer visible.

The region in an earlier state called "Tauriae regnum Gubernium" is now divided in two: Ukraine is now called "Tartaria Minor". Crimea is now added to the map and mentioned "Cremia". Many place names are added, others disappeared.
"Gubern Cubancau", to the east of Azov now deleted from the map. The border line running along a imaginary river "Lecop Syl et Cuban fl" running from Taman island has been removed. In this state Taman island is shown as an island)
The decorated title cartouche has been re-engraved and underneath the address there are still remains of an erasure of the Imperial privilege which expired in 1750 and was renewed only in 1762.
Condition : Good condition. Paper very slightly age-toned. In full body colour with uncoloured cartouche as issued.

ID: 34477

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