A scarce map of the Russian Front during the Napoleonic wars. OCLC records variants published in 1807, 1808 and 1812. Our example is undated, but shows Napoleon’s 1812 invasion route to Moscow.
Maps by by the author, bookseller and map-maker John Luffman (1751-1821) are relatively unusual. He endured bankruptcy in 1793, and although he was able to re-establish himself, he confined his activities to smaller educational and topical maps, such as this one.
Condition & Materials
Engraved folding map, two sheets joined, sheet size approx 36.5 x 41 cm, original hand colour, neatly closed split to one of the upper folds, blank verso; folding into thin card slipcase with publisher’s paper label on the cover, slight wear.