"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|
|Role of Creator||Cartographer|
|Creator||D'Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon|
|Dimensions||H-16.5 W-21.375 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights|