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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

CARTE / Generale des / Expeditions Mi- / litaires des Armées / Victorieuses de SA / MAIESTE IMPE / RIALE de toutes / les Russies Sur le / Don et le Dnepr / l'An 1736 1736 or later

Engraving and some etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:1,700,000 approx. | RCIN 728008

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A map of the marches and operations of the Russian army in Little Tartary and the Crimea in 1736. Russo-Turkish War (1735-9). Oriented with north to top.

  • Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (engraver) [top right, below title, in title cartouche:] Gravée a l'Academie / des Sciences / a S=t Petersbourg.

  • Watermark: Strasburg lily in shield beneath crown, the whole suspending the initials VDL with countermark IV

    Condition: one fold line

  • Scale: 1:1,700,000 approx. Scale bars: Versts de Russie de 104½ au Degré [44 mm =]. Miles d'Allemagne de 15 au Degré [45 mm = 10].

    38.4 x 45.3 cm (neatline)

    39.0 x 45.9 cm (image)

    40.5 x 47.5 cm (platemark)

    49.7 x 57.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    CARTE / Generale des / Expeditions Mi- / litaires des Armées / Victorieuses de SA / MAIESTE IMPE / RIALE de toutes / les Russies Sur le / Don et le Dnepr / l'An 1736. [top right, in ornate cartouche representing a shield flanked by the artefacts of war and surmounted by the Russian Imperial crown]

    Additional text:

    Remarques. [bottom right, in rectangular panel surmounted by the imperial eagle with standards and armour, a note of the identification on the map of the Crimean ports where the Turks had boarded ship, the routes by which provisions brought down the Don were transported, as well as the sea roads from Azov to the Crimea]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Little Tartary 1736.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil, erased:] [32 or 2?]. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Tartary, Little Carte generale des Expeditions Militaires des Armées victorieuses de S.M. Imperiale de toutes les Russies sur le Don et le Dnieper, 1736; gravée a l'Academie des Sciences de S.t Petersbourg.

  • 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

    Turkey

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