"[On 2 Sheets] The Russian Dominions in Europe Drawn from the Latest Maps, Printed, by the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg...", Faden, William
Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia
Period: 1808 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
36.4 x 21.1 inches
92.5 x 53.6 cm
Superb, large-scale map printed on two sheets of what was then known as White Russia. The map extends north through the Ukraine to Smolensk and east to the Caspian Sea on the southern map; and includes Finland, the Arctic Sea coast, Muscovia, Archangel, and parts of Siberia on the northern map. Filled with incredible detail including the post roads, ancient ruins and interesting notations. This map was originated by Jasper Nantiat drawn from the maps of the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg; this is the rare first state published by William Faden in 1806. Later editions published by James Wyld, successor to Faden, are much more commonly found on the market. Size is for each sheet - if joined the map would measure 36 x 42".
Original outline color, issued folding with several small areas of light soiling and professional repairs to a few short separations along the folds. Overall very good condition for this size map.