"Imperium Russiae Magnae Juxta Recentissimas Observat Mappa Geographica Accuratissime Delineatum", Seutter/Lotter
Subject: Russia in Europe
Period: 1744 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
10 x 7.8 inches
25.4 x 19.8 cm
A small but very detailed map depicting the Russian Empire and covering the region from Norway to a portion of Japan, including China, Korea, and the northern part of India. It is filled with place names, and even includes nomadic tent encampments in Mongolia. The Kamchatka Peninsula is presented in a bulbous shape owing to the lack of geographic information about the region. The map is adorned by a decorative title cartouche topped with the double-headed eagle of the Russian Empire.
Contemporary color on a sheet that has been backed with old paper to create new margins all around. Light scattered foxing.