Carte de la Partie septentrionale de l Empire Otoman Contenant la Crimee, la Moldavie, la Valakie, la Bulgarie, avec la Nouvelle Russie,…

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Carte de la Partie septentrionale de l Empire Otoman Contenant la Crimee, la Moldavie, la Valakie, la Bulgarie, avec la Nouvelle Russie,…


Magnificent large map showing the northern part of the Turkish Empire, the Black Sea with its adjacent countries, the Crimean Peninsula, Moldavia, Bulgaria, Constantinople and a title cartouche with the Ottoman flag. Magnificent decorative depictions of ships in the Black Sea. Dedicated to Monsignor the Count of Vergennes.


dated 1774


Rizzi-Zannoni-(Remondini) (1736-1814)

Giovanni Antonio Bartolomeo Rizzi , 1736 (Padua)- 1814 (Naples), was an Italian cartographer and geographer. Giovanni Rizzi-Zannoni studied at the University of Padua (1749-1751) and then traveled to Turkey and Russia. In 1753 he began his career as a geographer in Poland in the service of King August III . In 1756, he moved to Sweden and Denmark where he was responsible for geodetic measurements in the counties of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst (now in Germany . The next year, he entered service in Prussia and took part in the Seven Years War. There he was taken prisoner ,1757 in the battle of Rossbach and was then sent to Paris . He will stay there for more than twenty years. He then made a map of the Kingdom of Naples and was appointed First Hydrographer of the Depot of Maps and Plans of the Navy (1772-1775). Back in Padua in 1776, he began a geodetic and astronomical cartography of Italy, which was to remain unfinished and then published in his most famous work the Geographical Atlas of the Kingdom of Naples, which he completed in 1812. This atlas is the first attempt to create a large-scale cartography for the southern regions, measured geodetically and no longer based only on astronomical observations.

Historical Description

Neanderthal settlement in Ukraine is seen in the Molodova archaeological sites, which include a mammoth bone dwelling. The territory is also considered to be the likely location for the human domestication of the horse. In the mid-14th century, upon the death of Bolesław Jerzy II of Mazovia, king Casimir III of Poland initiated campaigns (1340–1366) to take Galicia-Volhynia. Meanwhile, the heartland of Rus', including Kiev, became the territory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, ruled by Gediminas and his successors, after the Battle on the Irpen' River. In 1648, Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Petro Doroshenko led the largest of the Cossack uprisings against the Commonwealth and the Polish king John II Casimir. After Khmelnytsky made an entry into Kiev in 1648, where he was hailed liberator of the people from Polish captivity, he founded the Cossack Hetmanate which existed until 1764. In 1657–1686 came "The Ruin", a devastating 30-year war amongst Russia, Poland, Turks and Cossacks for control of Ukraine. In 1709, Cossack Hetman Ivan Mazepa (1639–1709) defected to Sweden against Russia in the Great Northern War (1700–1721). Lithuanians and Poles controlled vast estates in Ukraine, and were a law unto themselves. After the Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Empire in 1783, New Russia was settled by Ukrainians and Russians.

Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)82 x 147
ConditionPrinted on 6 sheets joined together
TechniqueCopper print


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