"[On 2 Sheets] Carte de l'Empire de Russie, pour Servir a l'Abrege de l'Histoire des Voyages en Europe", Tardieu, Pierre Francois
Period: 1801 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
24 x 20.8 inches
61 x 52.8 cm
This large-scale map, printed on two sheets, covers the entire Russian Empire from the Black Sea to Kamtschatka. It extends to include a portion of mainland Alaska and the Aleutian Islands based upon Russian sources. In the Arctic, a notation along the northern coastline of Nova Zembla concerns the Dutch expedition led by Willem Barents in 1594-96. The map features excellent detail of topography and the river systems in the interior with seven distance scales located in the lower right corner. Drawn by Aubert and engraved by Tardieu. If joined, the map would measure approximately 48 x 21".
On watermarked paper with light damp staining along the left and right side of both sheets and some extraneous creasing adjacent to the folds. There is a worm track in the right side of the image of the left sheet and a corresponding worm track in the right sheet that is confined to the blank margin. Issued folding.