Large, old coloured map of the western part of Russia by G. de l'Isle. The map is printed on two sheets, below size is for one sheet each. If joined, the size of the map is 119cm x 65.3cm. It shows the area of Murmansk in the northwest, the White Sea, Lake Onega, Lake Ladoga with St. Petersburg, up to the Pechora River in the northeast. In the southeast, the map reaches the northern tip of the Caspian Sea.
In top margin two small tears around centrefold. Excellent condition.
The de L'Isle family was one of the most influential Geographers of the early 18th century in France. Claude de L'Isle, born 1644, had four sons, of which Guillaume was the most notable. Guillaume was born 1675 and became member of the Académie Royale des Sciences with the age of twenty-seven, and was honoured later with the title Premier Géographe du Roi. His largest project, the Atlas de Géographie, was published until 1774 in Paris and Amsterdam (Covens and Mortier). He died in 1726.
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