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

? Academia Petropolitana [St. Petersburg]

Little Tartary and Crimea, 1736

CHARTE / derer von der / RUSSISCH=KEYSER: ARMEE / im Iahr 1736 / zwischen und an dem Dnieper und Donn / wieder die Turcken und Tartarn / siegreich unternommenen / Kriegs=Operationen 1736 or later

Engraving and some etching; printed from two copperplates on two sheets of paper, then joined | Scale: 1:2,000,000 approx. | RCIN 728005

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A map of the Russian operations against the Turks and Tartars between the Dnieper and Don rivers in 1736. Russo-Turkish War (1735-9). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

The geographical detail on this map is stylised and bears no relation to the relative accuracy of outline of the Crimea, for example, which is found in the Russian maps at RCINs 728001.a and b, on which this map, though it may be of Russian origin, is evidently not based. The River Dniester is shown as far as Choczim (Khotyn), the Dnieper is shown as far north as Kiev and the River Don as far as Tawrow. The operations of the Russian army in the Crimea and at Azov are depicted.

  • ? Academia Petropolitana [St. Petersburg] (publisher)

    ? Joseph Nicolas Delisle (1688-1768) (publisher)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the figure ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: I H S [with cross] I VILLEDARY

    Condition: two fold lines; small tear to top and bottom of centre vertical fold; bottom edge creased. Verso: surface dirt along edges

  • Scale: 1:2,000,000 approx. Scale bars: [39 mm =] 69 Werste; [39 mm =] 10 Meilen.

    56.8 x 73.5 cm (neatline)

    59.3 x 75.9 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    60.6 x 77.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    CHARTE / derer von der / RUSSISCH=KEYSER: ARMEE / im Iahr 1736 / zwischen und an dem Dnieper und Donn / wieder die Turcken und Tartarn / siegreich unternommenen / Kriegs=Operationen. [bottom right, in rococo cartouche flanked by a Tartar soldier on the left and a Russian cavalry man on the right]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Little Tartary 1736.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [centre, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] VIII/[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Tartary, Little Charte derer von der Russisch Keyser. Armee im Jahr 1736 zwischen und an dem Dnieper und Donn wieder die Turcken und Tartarn siegreich unternommenen Kriegs Operationen. 2 blattern.

  • 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)

    Russia

    Crimea

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