"Carte Generale de l'Empire de Russie", Covens & Mortier
Subject: Russian Empire
Period: 1748 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 19.4 inches
48.3 x 49.3 cm
This map is the European sheet of a two sheet set of the Russian Empire. The map is dedicated to Peter the Great, but more importantly to Elizabeth Petrovna. She was Peter's second oldest-daughter and Empress who was given primary credit for making the map possible. The bottom cartouche is shown in both French and Latin. There is also a detailed title cartouche in the upper-left with various coats of arms of the Russian empire.
Original color. Fold reinforced on verso with tissue.