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Striking map the Russian empire of Peter the Great, including conventional signs of Siberian towns, like Tobolsk, Nerchinsk, Irkutsk and Yakutsk [Iakutsk], as well as places of nomadic settlement and centers of the Khans, the headmen of the Tartars. The arctic island Novaia Zemlia is shown with a rounded shape and Lake Baikal stretches in a east-west direction. Kamchatka is shown, but is misshapen and extends to Korea and Japan. The Great Wall of China is also shown. Striking allegorical cartouche, showing the subjects of Russia bowing to Peter the Great, who is flanked by angels.