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Johan Anton von Matérn, Philip Johan von Strahlenberg, Philipp Jacob Frisch
Nova Descriptio Geographica Tattariae Magnae Tam Orientalis Quam Occidentalis In Particularibus Et Generalibus Territoriis Una Cum Delineatione Totius Imperii Russici Imprimis Siberiae Accurate Ostensa.
Paris, 1730. A special issue of Strahlenberg's masterpiece map of Imperial Russia and Siberia.This is the first edition of Philip Johan von Strahlenberg's 1730 map of Russia and Siberia, a groundbreaking document of the Russian Empire at the end of the reign of Peter the Great. It is of particular importance in three key arenas:The map covers an area from 50° and 185° east longitude to 32° and 75° north latitude. It records Russian territories from Moscow to Japan and Kamchatka, including parts or all of adjacent northern China, Mongolia, Persia, India, Tibet, Japan, Korea, and Turkestan.This example, the first edition on heavy thick paper, was a separate issue, as opposed to lesser examples that were folded into Strahlenberg's book, Das Nord- und Ostliche Theil von Europa und Asia.Although it was not particularly noted or influential in its time, its quality has long been acknowledged by cartographers and cartographic historians: in 1793, British cartographer James Rennell argued that Strahlenberg's "ideas were too much slighted by some geographers who came after him." Modern historians have similarly argued that the map's value as a historical geography exceeds its recognition and influence. Bagrow (Imago Mundi) writes: "It is to be regretted that Strahlenberg's map has so far not been studied to any large extent. After Remezov, it is the second most important source of historical geographical information about Siberia. Yet it did not have a great influence on maps of the following period and, in a way, stands apart."Philip Johan von Strahlenberg and the creation of a car … [Click Below for Full Description]
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