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WEYDEMEYER, Alexandre de.

Tableaux historiques, chronologiques, geographiques et statistiques de l'Empire de Russie, avec une carte généalogique.

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Pluchart for Bellizard and others, St. Petersbourg, 1828

After a brief history of the Russian Empire covering the period from 862 until the beginning of the reign of Nicholas I (1796 - 1855), the work shows a genealogical table of the ruling dynasties. At the time of publication the house of Romanov had ruled for 148 years, giving 4 Tsars, 7 Emperors and 4 Empresses. In the present example, the letterpressed Romanov's dynasty tree, ending with the name Alexander II, is expanded with manuscript notes of a 19th century reader, who updated it with the names of the spouse of Alexander II and their children.

The large double-page tables and maps include a wealth of information on Russian geography, flora, fauna, trade, peoples etc. Of special note are the insets on the Don Cossacks, Georgia, Caucasus and the American colonies. A large map shows the progressive conquest of Siberia', up to the Alaska. Unusually the work includes a bibliography,

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Folio (50.5 x 37 cm). Title, [3] pp. incl. preface, bibliography and subscribers' list, 16 double page text tables, incl. a hand coloured geneological table and 3 hand coloured engraved maps. Contemporary half straight-grained green morocco over marbled boards, straight-grained green morocco label to upper cover lettered in gilt.


Brunet V, 1437.

Stock ID:89314

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