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TRESCOTT, JOHN & SCHMIDT, JAKOB. - Tabula Geographica Generalis Imperii Russici.
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Tabula Geographica Generalis Imperii Russici. - TRESCOTT, JOHN & SCHMIDT, JAKOB.
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Title : Tabula Geographica Generalis Imperii Russici..
Map maker : TRESCOTT, JOHN & SCHMIDT, JAKOB..
Date : Augsburg, T.C.Lotter, c.1784.
Size : 25.0 x 54.7 inches. / 63.5 x 139.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured
Description :A very large and important map of the whole expanse of the Russian Empire under Catherine the Great stretching from Poland to Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands, with all the main cities towns and geographical features marked.
The title cartouche is supported by embodiments of map making and discovery, and there are two further vignettes in the bottom right and left hand corners, one a red obelisk with an "E" crowned with laurels, which is the first letter of Catherine's name in Russian.
The other has Catherine herself looking at a map of her conquests during the Russo-Turkish war (1768-74), surrounded by martial trophies with St Petersburg in the background.
This map was first published in St Petersburg in 1775. ¤
Condition : Folds reinforced on verso, margins extended on all sides.
Fine dark impression.
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