Homann Heirs’ Russian Empire Map


Imperii Russici et Tartariae Universae […]

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Homann Heirs' Russian Empire


Homann Heirs

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48.5 x 57.5 cm

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Copper engraving, 48.5 x 57.5 cm, original hand-colour, blank verso.

A note in the lower margin indicates that the boundaries between the Russian Empire and ‘Tartary’ are those recognised at the conclusion of the 1735-1739 Russo-Turkish War, and the cartouche in the upper left hand corner has been revised from the 1730 edition to record the achievements of Empress Anna (reigned 1730-1740; a new title cartouche has replaced the scale, bottom left, and a new scale has appeared bottom right). Derived from material compiled by Johann Matthias Haas, the map presents the expanding Russian Empire in its Asian context.