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Das Nord-Und Ostliche Theil Von Europa Und Asia, In so weit solches das ganze Russische Reich mit Siberien und der grossen Tatarey in sich begreiffet.
Stockholm: In Verlegung des Autoris, 1730. - 4to. pp. 13 p.l., 438, [15]index, [1]errata. folding letterpress table. large folding woodcut chart. 10 engraved plates & charts (5 folding). several text illus. (some full-page). later half calf (binding worn but solid, engraved plates with some minor staining, insignificant marginal worming). First Edition. An important account of Russia in the early eighteenth century, written by a Swedish officer who had been captured by the Russians at the battle of Poltava in 1709 and spent some time as a prisoner-of-war in Siberia. The author's name as a commoner was Philipp Johann Tabbert; he adopted the name von Strahlenberg in 1707 when he was ennobled for military merits. Together with the Prussian naturalist Messerschmidt, Strahlenberg explored the lower basins of the Obi and Yenesei river systems. His map of northern Asia, which was separately issued from the present work, "is the second most important source of historical-geographical information about Siberia [after Remezov]" (Bagrow). The account contains details respecting Russian history, geography, genealogy, archaeology, philology, military history, ethnology, &c., and a description of Atlasov's travel to the Anadyr. Also included are a table of thirty-two Tartar dialects and a Kalmuk vocabulary. Brunet V 558. Cox II 194. Graesse VI 508 (incorrect date). cfCrowther 2034. cfNerhood 72. Bagrow, A History Of Russian Cartography Up To 1800, pp. 116-18. [Attributes: First Edition]
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