"A Map of the Empire of Russia, with Northern Tartary",
Period: 1775 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20 x 10.5 inches
50.8 x 26.7 cm
Attractive map of Russia in Asia with a good deal of China as well. Nice topographical information but little political detail. An interesting color chart indicates that the area colored green is "barren Ground, which is not proper for Agriculture"; the yellow indicates "The Lands not cultivated, and which are proper for Agriculture"; while the red shows "cultivated Lands, which in the northern Parts yield but poor Crops". Unfortunately these colors have faded considerably with only the green and yellow still vivid. Trimmed at binding side with 3" of neatline missing.