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

? Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

Little Tartary and Crimea, 1736-7

EXPLICATIO / DVARVM TABVULARVM GEOGRAPHICARVM AERE IN / ACADEMIA PETROPOLITANA INCISARVM. PRIMA EST ... // ИЗЪЯСБНІЕ ... // Erklärung / der bey der Academie gestochenen zweyer Operations=Carten, davon die... 1737 or later

Letterpress text printed within a woodblock-printed border on two sheets of paper, pasted together after printing; hand-coloured; the columns of Latin and Russian text are washed in yellow; the column of German text is washed in blue | 44.6 x 60.8 cm (image and neatline; left column of text: 44.1 x 20.1 cm) | RCIN 728001.c

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A letterpress descriptive explanation of the letters which appear on the maps at RCINs 728001.a and b, together with a description of the principal rivers shown on the map. Russo-Turkish War (1735-9).

  • ? Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (publisher)

  • Watermark: Strasburg lily and: [RUE] MICHEL

    Condition: two fold lines; creased; small tear to bottom of central fold

  • 44.6 x 60.8 cm (image and neatline; left column of text: 44.1 x 20.1 cm)

    50.4 x 64.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    EXPLICATIO / DVARVM TABVULARVM GEOGRAPHICARVM AERE IN / ACADEMIA PETROPOLITANA INCISARVM. PRIMA EST ... // ИЗЪЯСБНІЕ ... // Erklärung / der bey der Academie gestochenen zweyer Operations=Carten, davon die eine den Titul / führet: Theatrum belli &c. d.i. Schau-Platz des im Jahr 1737. von der Armee Ihro Kayserl. / Majest. von Russland, wieder die Türcken und Tartarn, geführten Krieges. [a descriptive key to RCIN 728001.a and b in Latin, Russian and German, printed in three columns on one sheet]

    Annotations:

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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 2; [bottom right, black pencil:] 13; [bottom centre, black pencil:] 21; [bottom centre, black pencil, erased:] IV/21; [bottom centre, black pencil, erased:] VIII/1-c; [top, right of centre, black pencil, underlined, erased and partly legible: two place names?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Tartary, Little Verus Chersonesi Tauricæ seu Crimeæ Conspectus adjacentium item Regionum. Itinerisque ab Exercitu Rutheno 1736 et 1737 adversus Tartaros suscepti; editus ex autographis Caroli a Frauendorff in Academia Petropolitana. Theatrum Belli a Milite Augustæ Russorum Imperatricis adversus Turcas et Tartaros 1737 gesti: ex autographis in Acad. Scient. Petropol. Explanations of the above Maps in Latin, Russian and German. 2 sheets. [The same entry appears under the heading Crimea.]

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by 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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