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Rare 2 sheet map showing the Russo-Turkish Theater of War.

The Russo-Turkish War of 1710-1713 started after the Russians had defeated the Swedes in the Battle of Poltava. With the help from Austrian and French diplomats, Charles XII of Sweden managed to persuade the Turkish Sultan to declare war on Russia on November 20, 1710. The principal event of this war was the Prut campaign of 1711, which would turn out to be unsuccessful for Russia.

The present map would appear to have been prepared in 1711, using the eastern 2 sheets of Nolin's 4 sheet map of Europe. A section in the lower left corner of the lower sheet was masked off and a second plate used to engrave a special title for the map. The map is apparently very rare. We have been unable to locate any other example of the map.