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Catalog Number 2014.17.66
Object Name Map
Description "Partie de l'Empire de Russie comprise en Asie," Paris, 1759, hand-colored engraving, map by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville

Jean Baptiste d'Anville, born in Paris in 1697, was one of the most highly regarded geographers of the eighteenth century. D'Anville reformed cartography by refusing to blindly copy older maps without first testing the locations and place names using every available source of ancient and modern description and literature. His map of northern Russia, published in 1759, encompasses the regions of Siberia and Yakutia (the modern Sakha Republic), as far north as 85 degrees latitude, as far west as the Caspian Sea, and as far southeast as Japan.

Title Partie de l'Empire de Russie comprise en Asie
Date 1759
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator D'Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-16.5 W-21.375 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Russia
Siberia
Yakutia