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- Map: 'Partie Occidentale de l'Empire de Russie ou se trouve distinguee la Russie Europeenne.' Large map showing the western part of the Russian Empire extending from Poland, and east to Irkurkoy, Ilimskoy, and the R. Tunguska, and south to include part of the Black and Caspian seas. The map provides topographical details, watershed, forests and cities. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche. Engraving / etching on a verge type of hand-laid paper. Original old outline hand colouring. Description: This antique map was published in France ca. 1770.Artists and Engravers: Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688 - 1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723 - 1786), were leading mapmakers in France during the 18th century. In 1757, they published The Atlas Universel, one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. To produce the atlas, the Vaugondys integrated older sources with more modern surveyed maps. They verified and corrected the latitude and longitude of many regional maps in the atlas with astronomical observations. The older material was revised with the addition of many new place names. In 1760, Didier Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to Louis XV. Condition: Fine/good. General age-related toning and light staining from handling as visible on image. Margins slightly soiled. Paper sparation lower middle fold; repaired. Sharp vertical creases left and right of middle fold and several other crinkles/creases. Some minor repairs bottom margin. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P5-06 The overall size is ca. 25.2 x 19.7 inch. The image size is ca. 23.6 x 18.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 64 x 50 cm. The image size is ca. 60 x 48 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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