"Mappa Gubernii Orenburgensis Geographica exhibita a Iohanne Truskotio", Treskot, Johann
Subject: Russia and Kazakhstan
Period: 1772 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.7 x 18 inches
57.7 x 45.7 cm
This is a very scarce regional map prepared for Peter the Great's survey and published by the Geographic Department of the Imperial Academy of Science. It shows the Russian and Kazakhstan provinces of the Orenburg region, north of the Caspian Sea. It provides excellent detail of the rivers and lakes, forests, mountains, deserts, roads and settlements. Title is contained in a decorative cartouche.
Original color. Couple of small manuscript ink notations in map. Short tear in top left corner entering map 1", closed with archival tape. Remnants of brown paper hinges on verso.