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Fine example of the rare map of the region of Petroburgum, from the Russian Academy of Science's Russischer Atlas : Welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich . . . , first pubished in St. Petersburg in 1745.

One of the leading contributors to the atlas was Joseph Nicolas De L'Isle, the younger brother of the French Royal Geographer, Guillaume De L'Isle, who work with the Russian Academy of Science for a number of years.

This exceptional map covers Northwestern Russia including St. Petersburg, Archangel and Vologda. The map is filled with detail of the countryside including roads, canals and many place names.

The first atlas of Russia, published by the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, expanding on the cartographic work done previously by Ivan K. Kirilov. Postnikov notes that the atlas:

...brings together all the geographical discoveries of the early 18th century to give a fuller picture of the entire Empire than shown in the so-called Kirilov atlas. The maps were mostly based on instrumental surveys, geographical descriptions and maps compiled by the Petrine geologists and their successors.