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Long title: A New and Accurate Map of the Russian Empire, from the best Authorities. Engraved by Samuel Neele. Copper engraving with full wash original hand colouring, the different colours indicating the different boundaries. Overall sheet size: 38cms x 31.1cms; image size: 336mm x 273mm. At the tip of Zemla is a printed note locating the "Wintering of the Dutch in 1596," refering to the explorations of Willem Barentsz along the coast of Nova Zembla. Other details include Kamchatka, Petersburg, the Ural Mountains, the Maimatschin "Trading Place" on the northern border of China, the Schelkovo "Silk Manufactory," Musqua (Moscow), and dozens of rivers, cities, and settlements. One faint mark on Ural Mountains, one on compass point, odd mark to margin else very good condition.
Thomas Brown 1764-1820 was an Edinburgh based bookseller, publisher, printseller, stationer and originally an engraver. His maps are uncommon.