Lot 93 of 223:
First complete atlas of Russia, 1745  

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Russischer Atlas, welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angräntzende Länder, nach den Regeln der Erd-Beschreibung und den neuesten Observationen vorstellig macht
De l'Isle, Joseph Nicolas, et al.
St. Petersburg
Entworffen bey der Kayserl. Academie der Wissenschaften

[8] pp. + 20 double-page copper-engraved map, one folding out as well. (Folio) 53.5x33.5 cm (21x13¼"). later limp leather wrappers.

This is the first complete atlas of Russia. The atlas was issued also in Russian, French and Latin. The first map is a large, fold-out map of the whole of the Russian Empire; the other maps show the various regions. Each has a pictorial cartouche. 

The maps are:

  • Mappa generalis totius imperii russici
  • No. 1. Lapponica Russica cum adjacentibus regionibus
  • No. 2. Territorium Archangelopolin inter Petroburgum et Vologdam
  • No. 3. Ducatuum Estoniae et Livoniae tabula cum cursu fluvii Dwinae
  • No. 4. Moscoviae gubernium cum adiacentibus regionibus
  • No. 5. Tabula geographica gubernium Smolenscense cum parlibus Kiovensis, Belgorodensis et Voronicensis gubernii complectens 
  • No. 6. Territorium Mesenese et Pustoserense cum adiacentibus insulis et territoriis
  • No. 7. Tataria minor cum adiacentibus Kioviensi et Belgorodensi guberniis
  • No. 8. Provinclarum Ustigae et Chylnovi nec non Territoriorum Iarenscensis Vagae Ustiugae Soliwytschegdae delineatio geographica
  • No. 9. Casaniae regnum cum adiacentibus provinciis et parte fluvii Volgae
  • No. 10. Delineatio fluvii Volgae a Samara usque ad Tsaricin
  • No. 11. Territorium Pontumevxinum at mare Caspium interiacens Cubaniae et Georgia delineationem geographicam reliquamque partem fluvii Volgae eiusque Ostium exhibens
  • No. 12. Pars Sibiriae tractum inter Salinas ad Camam et Tobolium comprehendens.
  • No. 13. Uffensis provincia cum adiacentibus regionibus
  • No. 14. Partes fluviorum Petschorae Obii et Ieniseae una cum eorum Ostiis in Oceanum Septentrionalim se exonerantium
  • No. 15. Tractus fluviorum Irtisch, Tobol, Ieniseae et interiacentibus regionibus
  • No. 16. Pars Maris Glacialis ostiumque fluvii lenae cum territorio septentrionali Iakutensi
  • No. 17. Irkutensis vice praefectura cum Mari Baikal et fonte fluvii Lenae pertibus fluviorum Argun et Amur ac circumiacentibus territoriis
  • No. 18. Territorii Iacutensis pars orientalior cum maxima parte terrae Kamtschatkae
  • No. 19. Ostium fluvii Amur cum parte australiori terrae Kamtschatkae variisque in oceano sitis insulis inter quas pars eminet Iaponiae.
Lot Amendments
Some darkening and wear to text leaves, title page backed, marginal repairs/reinforcements to other prelims; general map with a few repairs and short unrepaired tears, a bit toned as is final map which has some edge wear; overall very good, maps generally quite clean.
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