[Russia - Dwarfs] - Oude en Nieuwe Staat van 't Russische of Moskovische Keizerryk (...) Met nodige kaerten en fraeje prentverbeeldingen, door ... J.C. Philips gesneden, vercierd. - 4 Parts in 2 vols. (Complete).
by Reitz, Joh. Fred. (ed.)
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[Russia - Dwarfs] - Reitz, Joh. Fred. (ed.). Oude en Nieuwe Staat van 't Russische of Moskovische Keizerryk (...) Met nodige kaerten en fraeje prentverbeeldingen, door ... J.C. Philips gesneden, vercierd. Utrecht, Joh. Broedelet, 1744. 4 Parts in 2 vols. 4to. ca. 25.5 x 20 cm. (16), 200; 96; 830 pp. With large folding engraved map of the Russian Empire, including the new discoveries of Captain Spanberg, engr. fold. map of the Caspian Sea by G. de Lisle, fold. engr. plan of the Russian Turkish war of 1736-1737, incl. information by Captain Carl von Frauendorf, all maps dated dated 1743, engr. fold. plan of St. Petersburg, founded by Czar Peter the Great in 1703, large fold. table of the Russian customs tariff on numerous goods, and 3 fold. engr. plates by J.C. Philips, showing the long dress of the Russian cut in the street by order of Peter the Great, a Russian baptism, and a wedding party of dwarfs organized by Czar Peter the Great. Fine contemp. h.calf, spines gilt decorated in 6 compartments with red title-label, and with crowned monogram in the lower compartment.
Very good copy on large paper of the rare first & only edition of an extensive work on Russia. Based on the latest geographical knowledge, the work was compiled by Johan Frederik Reitz (1695-1778), professor in Utrecht, tutor to Prince Friedrich Wilhelm II, and later Rector-Magnificus of the University of Utrecht. It is partly based on the unpublished papers of Jacob Broedelet, who started the work in 1728 but died before it was finished. The first volume gives the description of the country and its people, geographical and cultural, and the other volumes, offer the history of Russia and its rulers from the beginning to the present day. Of special interest are the new maps of Russia and the new plan of Saint Petersburg, a city designed and founded by Czar Peter the Great (1672-1725), after Dutch model. The large map of the Russian Empire was drawn up by the geographer Johannus Matthias Hasius (1674-1743), using the latest discoveries by Captain Spanberg, a famous Russian clockmaker and geographer, measuring ca. 55 x 65 cm. incl. margins. And the map of the war of Russia against the Turcs and Tartars of 1737-1738, partly based on a map of the Tartar Crimea drawn up by Captain Carl von Frauendorf for the St. Petersburg Academy, with an extensive legenda.
Fine set. - Tiele 1032 (erroneously dated 1774; Cat. Russica 2-78; Cartographica, vol. 12, no. 2, 1775, Monograph 14 (on Russian Cartography, incl. chapter 5, "Sources for the Hist. of the Geogr. Dept." on Captain Spanberg's voyages of discovery). Spanberg).
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- [Russia - Dwarfs] - Oude en Nieuwe Staat van 't Russische of Moskovische Keizerryk (...) Met nodige kaerten en fraeje prentverbeeldingen, door ... J.C. Philips gesneden, vercierd. - 4 Parts in 2 vols. (Complete).
- Reitz, Joh. Fred. (ed.)
- With maps, plans, tables and plates
- Fine contemp. h.calf, spines gilt decorated in 6 compartments.
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- First & only edition.
- Joh. Broedelet
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- 16), 200; 96; 830 pp.
- 4to. ca. 25.5 x 20 cm.
- Russia, Czar Peter the Great, St. Petersburg, Hasius, Spanberg, von Frauendorf, G. de Lisle, Caspian Sea, Russian Turkish war, dwarfs, dwarf
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