"The European Part of the Russian Empire... [joined with] The Asiatic Part of the Russian Empire…", Laurie & Whittle
Period: 1794 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
49 x 19 inches
124.5 x 48.3 cm
A tremendously detailed map that covers the whole of Russia and shows the full extent of the empire including its new provinces on the Black Sea. The map was compiled from the maps of the Imperial Academy at St. Petersburg with additional information from Capt. Cook's exploration of Kamchatka. With two title cartouches, as this is two maps joined, as issued. Five distance scales and extensive legend explains Russian terms used in the map.
References: Phillips (A) #6009.
Early, dark impression on thick and very early machine-made paper with wide margins and fine color. A little offsetting visible in blank areas, but still very good for this large map.