Detailed map of the Ukraine and Southern part of Russia.
The map extends from the Ukraine Cossack regions to Astrican on the Volga River in the south, to Peskov and Novogrod in the northwest and Cazan, Bulgar and the northern origins of the Volga River in the northeast. The map is centered on the Duches of Moscou and Resan. The map appeared in Chatelain's monumental Atlas Historique.
Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. Chatelain proved a successful businessman, creating lucrative networks in London, The Hague, and then Amsterdam. He is most well known for the Atlas Historique, published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720. This encyclopedic work was devoted to the history and genealogy of the continents, discussing such topics as geography, cosmography, topography, heraldry, and ethnography. Published thanks to a partnership between Henri, his father, Zacharie, and his younger brother, also Zacharie, the text was contributed to by Nicolas Gueudeville, a French geographer. The maps were by Henri, largely after the work of Guillaume Delisle, and they offered the general reader a window into the emerging world of the eighteenth century.