Russia – De l’Isle, Guillaume (1675 Paris 1726). Mappæ Imperii Moscovitici. With title-cartouche decorated with coat of arms, animals, hunting, and a sledge sujet, title-border, and miles indicator. Map of the European Russia in colored engraving by Matthäus Seutter I (1678-1757) in Augsburg. 2 sheet. (1706.) 19¾ × 22⅞ in (50-50.1 × 58-58.2 cm).
Enclosed slightly browned double full-page local index with privilege of 1735. – From the Seutter edition Vienna 1736. – Cartouche in black & white. – With road net. – With the Kola Peninsula + Karelia and further up to Lake Peipus – Narva – Novgorod – west of Kiev. In the east up to Perm and the middle course of the Volga. – In the lower center field of the northern sheet three barely impairing old brown color strips, otherwise perfect.
Of special historic interest the representation of the
as direct connection of the two rivers
at the point of greatest approximation
as quasi third, here absolutely newly proposed version for the plannings highly topical once again at those days, situated half way between the connection Leibniz outlined in 1697 on basis of the project Sultan Selim II started in 1568 to connect the two tributaries Ilovlya + Kamyshenka, as also repeated on a map in the Don atlas by Cornelius Crys of 1703, and the more southerly situated connection Zarizyn (Volgograd) – Kachalinsk, presumably appearing first in the large-scale manuscript travel map of Russia of about 1683 as being quite close to the course of the canal finally completed in 1952. The latter version mentioned here by the curious representation of the River Zarizyn as running in two directions between Zarizyn + Tsier. See hereto Leo Bagrow, The Volga-Don Canal, in IMAGO MUNDI X (1953), 97 f.
Offer no. 11,969 / EUR 910. / export price EUR 865. (c. US$ 1046.) + shipping
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(Herr C. K., 28. Juni 2012)