Luffman’s Napoleonic War Map of the Russian Front

£375.00

A new map of the seat of war between Russia and France: comprising all the Country from Warsaw, Konigsburg & Riga, West, to Moscow in the East, from St Petersburg, North, to the Austrian and Turksih frontiers in the South…

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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.

Title

Luffman’s Napoleonic War Map of the Russian Front

Mapmaker(s)

LUFFMANN, John

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

c.1812

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

36.5 x 41 cm [sheet size]