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Map of the southern regions of the Russian Empire. From "Complete and Universal Geographic Atlas" by C. Malte-Brun

    Map of the southern regions of the Russian Empire. From "Complete and Universal Geographic Atlas" by C. Malte-Brun

    France

    1812

    Mapmaker: Conrad Malte-Brune.
    Engravers: Giraldon-Bovinet, Jean Baptiste Marie Chamouin.
    Editor: Francois Buisson

    Paper; etching, cutting, watercolors

    32.2 х 24 cm

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    The horizontal sheet features a survey and topographic map of the central and south regions of the Russian Empire including those located in the basins of the Black, Azov and Caspian Seas with adjacent territories of the neighbouring countries. The state and administrative-territorial borders are shown; the cities and settlements are indicated in detail.

    On the bottom left in the fancy decorated cartouche there is an inscription in French: "PARTIE MERIDIONALE DE LA RUSSIE D'EUROPE".

    At the bottom under the grade frame in French: on the left - "Grave par Chamouin Rue de la Harpe No 35", on the right - "Ecrit par Giraldon".

    At the top, in the center under the grade frame in French: "Longitude du Meridian de Paris".

    The scale is given in Russian versts and French leagues.

    The subscriptions and inscriptions are in French.

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    The map was included in “The Complete and Universal Geographic Atlas” by French geographer and mapmaker Conrad Malte-Brun (1775-1826), published in the period from 1812 to 1829 in six volumes and reflecting progressive geographical knowledge of its time (Précis de géographie universelle ou Description de toutes les parties du Monde sur un plan nouveau d'après les grandes divisions naturelles du globe. Per Malte-Brun. A Paris: Chez Francois Buisson, 1812-1829).

    The interest of the European public to the maps of Russia grew particularly at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. It was associated with the political and economic ambitions of the European states. Military actions on the territory of the Russian Empire caused the ambition to give a more precise idea of its geographic, political and ethnographic diversity. This process, in particular, was reflected in the active publishing of geographic maps containing most up-to-date information. The presented map of the southern regions of the Russian Empire is one of these sheets.

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