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

Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

Turkey and Balkans, 1738

TOONEEL DES OORLOGS AAN DEN DNIEPER, TIRA EN DONAUW / IN DEN JARE 1738 GEVOERD, GEDRUKT IN DE AKADEMIE DER WETENSCHAPPEN / VAN PETERSBURG. // THÉATRE DE LA GUERRE SUR LES RIVIERES DE DNIEPER, / TIRA ET DANUBE, FAITE... 1738 or later

Engraving and some etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:2,000,000 approx. | RCIN 728016

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A map of the seat of war in part of Turkey and the Balkans in 1738. Russo-Turkish War (1735-9). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

This map is based on RCIN 728015 and shows the principal rivers, roads, and fortified towns of parts of Albania, Anatolia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, the Crimea, Dalmatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldavia, Poland, Romania, Servia and Slavonia as well as the march of the Russian army to Ochakov.

This Dutch version of the Russian original was advertised in the Amsterdamsche courant of October 9th and 14th 1738 (Van der Krogt, 1985, adverts 758 and 759) and copies printed on silk have been recorded (Van Egmond, 2009, p.414).

  • Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (cartographer) [top left, below title, in title cartouche:] Excus. in Academia Scien = / tiarum Petropolitana.

    Jan Punt (1711-79) (draughtsman) [top left, below title cartouche:] I. Punt del. et fecit.

    Johannes Condet (1711-81) (engraver)

    Gerardus Condet (1715-64) (engraver) [bottom left, below border:] I. en G. Kondet sculp.

    Covens & Mortier : Amsterdam (Johannes Covens (1697-1774) and Cornelis Mortier (1699-1783)) (publisher) [top left, following on from Dutch title:] te Amsterdam by J.COVENS en C. MORTIER.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line; trimmed. Verso: stained and surface dirt

  • Scale: 1:2,000,000 approx. Scale bars: Scala Werstarum Ruthenicarum. [55 mm = 104½]; Scala Miliariorum Germanicorum. [55 mm = 15].

    44.4 x 60.3 cm (neatline)

    48.8 x 61.9 cm (image)

    49.6 x 63.2 cm (platemark)

    50.4 x 63.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    TOONEEL DES OORLOGS AAN DEN DNIEPER, TIRA EN DONAUW / IN DEN JARE 1738 GEVOERD, GEDRUKT IN DE AKADEMIE DER WETENSCHAPPEN / VAN PETERSBURG. // THÉATRE DE LA GUERRE SUR LES RIVIERES DE DNIEPER, / TIRA ET DANUBE, FAITE EN L'ANNÉE 1738. IMPRIMÉE / Á L'ACADEMIE DES SCIENCES A PETERSBOURG. [top, outside border, in Dutch and French]

    Printed title:

    THEATRUM / BELLI / ad / Borysthenem / Tyram / & / Danubium / Fluvios / gesti / A=o MDCCXXXVIII. [top left, in rococo cartouche]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Turky 1738.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Turky Theatrum Belli ad Borysthenem, Tyram, et Danubium Fluvios gesti, 1738: excusus in Academia Scientiarum Petropolitana, apud Covens et Mortier.

  • 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)

    Balkans

    Poland

    Romania

    Hungary

    Turkey

    Russia​

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