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The wars of 1735–9, 1768–74 and 1787–92

? Edward Cave (1691-1754)

Little Tartary and Crimea, 1736-7

AN / Exact MAP of the CRIM, / (Formerly TAURICA CHERSONESUS) / Part of Lesser Tartary, the Sea of ASOPH, and / the adjacent Country of the Kuban Tartars; as / laid down by the Czarina's Geographers; exhibi-... 1739

Woodcut map with letterpress text, printed on one sheet of paper | Scale: 1:2,000,000 approx. | RCIN 728004

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A woodcut and letterpress map of Little Tartary showing the operations of the Russian army from 1736 to 1739. Russo-Turkish War (1736-9). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

This map is based on the material at RCINs 728001.a and b. and was published as the frontispiece of the Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle, Vol.IX, 1739.

  • ? Edward Cave (1691-1754) (printer and publisher)

  • Watermarks: Coat of arms

    Condition: four fold lines; trimmed; one crease mark. Verso: water-stained patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:2,000,000 approx. Scale bars: Russian Wersts [55 mm =] 104½ in a Degree; English Miles [55 mm =] 69½ in a Degree.

    29.4 x 35.5 cm (image)

    20.6 x 30.3 cm (neatline)

    30.3 x 37.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    AN / Exact MAP of the CRIM, / (Formerly TAURICA CHERSONESUS) / Part of Lesser Tartary, the Sea of ASOPH, and / the adjacent Country of the Kuban Tartars; as / laid down by the Czarina's Geographers; exhibi- / ting the March of the Russian Armies against the / Crim Tartars, in the War begun with the Turks / 1736, and continued the present Year 1739. [bottom right, in rectangular panel with decorative border]

    Additional text:

    EXPLANATIONS of this MAP, as published by the Academy at Petersburgh from the Charts sent by the Generals Lacy and Munich, in 1736 and 1737. [bottom, below map, a descriptive key, O-W, Y-Z, and a-i, k-t, w, to the abbreviations on the map:]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Little Tartary and Crimea 1736-1737.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] 7; [top right, black pencil:] 18. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 26.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Tartary, Little Map of the Crim, part of Lesser Tartary, the Sea of Asoph and the adjacent Country of the Kuban Tartars: exhibiting the March of the Russian Armies against the Crim Tartars in 1736 and 1737. [engraved on wood.]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    ​Crimea

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