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Description:This large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the lower Rhine Region of Western Germany, with parts of France from Cologne, Bonn south to Frankfurt & Mannheim, was published by Robert De Vaugondy in his 1757 edition of Atlas Universal, Paris.
It is scarcely necessary to look at a map of Russia - with which we must include Siberia - to visualize the daunting task facing Russian map makers. Indeed, considering the vastness of their territory and the lack of skilled cartographers, it is surprising that relatively good maps were available for engraving and printing in most of the well known sixteenth and seventeenth century atlases. Generally, maps of that time were based on material brought back from Moscow by visitors from the West. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Pink, yellow, green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 26in x 20in (660mm x 510mm) Plate size: - 21in x 19 1/2in (535mm x 495mm) Margins: - Min 1/4in (5mm) Imperfections: Margins: - Light age toning in margins Plate area: - None Verso: - None