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CHATELAIN, Henri Abraham

Carte des Ordres de Chevalerie des sa Majeste Czarienne, ses Titres, l' Etat de sa Noblesse, Profil de son Palais et la vue de Moscow

Amsterdam, c.1715
345 x 450 mm., in full recent wash colour, in good condition.
The centre of the plate bears two views of Moscow, above these is an image of the Czar bestowing medals on his people. It is surrounded with descriptions of the noble families in Russia. It was published in the fourth volume of the encyclopaedic atlas by Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743) entitled ‘Atlas Historique ou Nouvelle Introduction a l’Histoire, a la Chronologie & a la Geographie’. It was issued from 1705 to 1720 in 7 volumes. Koeman II p. 33; Phillips 579; Shirley ‘Atlases in the BL’ T.Chat-1a; Van Waning ‘Chatelain’s Atlas Historique’ in IMCoS Journal 120 pp. 7-15.
Stock number: 9479

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