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

Carl von Frauendorff (active 1736-7)

Little Tartary and Crimea, 1736-7

VERUS / CHERSONESI TAURICÆ / Seu Crimeæ / CONSPECTUS / adjacentium item Regionum Hinerisqe ab Exercitu Rutheno / A=o MDCCXXXVI et MDCCXXXVII / adversus Tartares susceptis 1737 or later

Engraving; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:980,600 approx. | RCIN 728001.b

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A map showing the marches of the Russian army, under the command of Field Marshal Peter Lacy (1678-1751) in the Crimea in June 1736. Russo-Turkish War (1735-9). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

An accompanying smaller-scale map of the wider area of Little Tartary, together with two sheets of explanatory text, are at RCINs 728001.a, c-d.

  • Carl von Frauendorff (active 1736-7) (cartographer)

    Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (publisher) [bottom right, below title, in title cartouche:] Editus ex Autographis Carolia - / Frauendorff Centurionis / in Acad: sc: Petropolit:

  • Watermark: Four anchors, intertwined

    Condition: two fold lines; slight foxing

  • Scale: 1:980,600 approx. Scale bars: Scala Werstarum Ruthenicarum [117 mm = 104½]; Scala Miliariorum [sic] Germanicorum [117 mm = 15].

    48.0 x 66.7 cm (image)

    50.5 x 69.4 cm (platemark)

    46.2 x 64.8 cm (neatline)

    52.1 x 70.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    VERUS / CHERSONESI TAURICÆ / Seu Crimeæ / CONSPECTUS / adjacentium item Regionum Hinerisqab Exercitu Rutheno / A=o MDCCXXXVI et MDCCXXXVII / adversus Tartares susceptis. [bottom right, in rococo cartouche]


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 8 [or 3]/2; [bottom right, black pencil:] 15; [bottom centre, black pencil:] 21; [bottom centre, black pencil:] IV/21; [bottom centre, black pencil:] VIII/1-b.

    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)


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  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    P. J. O'Meara, ‘Lacy, Peter, Count Lacy in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1678–1751)’,  Dictionary of National Biography, 2004

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