"Nouvelle Carte de l'Empire du Czar de la Grande-Russie", Moll, Herman
Period: 1716 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 12.5 inches
47 x 31.8 cm
This is a very scarce and unusual chart of the Russian Empire during the reign of Czar Peter the Great. The map provides good detail throughout and features three insets illustrative of the Czar's attempts to modernize Russia by building canals. Captain John Perry, R.N. was employed by the Czar to survey canal routes and design dams between 1698 and 1712. He published The State of Russia Under the Present Czar in 1716. This influential account was widely read and went through numerous editions. This map is from a French edition.
Issued folding, now flattened with paper added to the right margin to facilitate framing. There is a slight loss of the upper right neatline.