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

Hendrik de Leth (1703-66)

Little Tartary and Crimea, 1736

CARTE / de la / PETITE TARTARIE / Dressée par ordre / de l'Imperatrice de / toutes les Russies 1736 or later

Engraving and some etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:1,700,000 approx. | RCIN 728009

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A map of the Russian operations between the Don and Dnieper rivers, and the Crimea, in 1736. Russo-Turkish War (1735-9). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

This map is based on the Russian original at RCIN 728007, showing the marches and operations of the Russian army in 1736 and the extensive fortified line ‘Die Ukrainische Linie’ running from the River Dnieper to the River Donets.

  • Hendrik de Leth (1703-66) (publisher) [bottom right:] Gravé d'après la copie de Petersbourg / dressée par les Ingenieurs de sa Maj. / l'Imperatrice de Russie. / a AMSTERDAM chez HENRY DE LETH, / a l'enseigne du Pêcheur.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: seven fold lines; formerly folded to 14.0 x 17.8 cm. Verso: ink smudges; bottom centre, water-stained patch on verso, from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label; two small tears, bottom

  • Scale: 1:1,700,000 approx. Scale bars: Wersts [44 mm =] 70. Lieues Allemand [45 mm =] 10.

    40.9 x 47.2 cm (image)

    40.1 x 46.7 cm (neatline)

    41.1 x 47.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    CARTE / de la / PETITE TARTARIE / Dressée par ordre / de l'Imperatrice de / toutes les Russies. [top right, in ornate cartouche designed as a shield flanked by the artefacts of war and surmounted by the Russian Imperial crown]

    Additional text:

    EXPLICATION. [bottom right, in rectangular panel surmounted by the Russian imperial eagle with standards and armour, a descriptive key, A-I, K, to the abbreviations on the map:]


    George III heading: Little Tartary 1736.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil, erased:] 1736; [top right, black pencil:] 4; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] 54; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] 52 [crossed out in black pencil]; [bottom right, black pencil:] 17; [bottom centre, black pencil:] 23; [centre, right, red pencil:] 23; [bottom, right of centre, red pencil, erased:] 79.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Tartary, Little Carte de la Petite Tartarie (avec les Expeditions Militaires des Armées de Russie en 1736) gravée d'apres la copie de Petersbourg: chez H. de Leth.

  • 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)

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