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Number: 3681
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1836
Title: KAPTA.... 28. [Russian font]: [Map of Nigeria and Guinea]
Language: Russian
Publish Origin: Saint Petersburg
Height: 11.4
Width: 15.4
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 20,000,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Fyodor Poznyakov
S. K. Frolov
Konstantin Arsenyev
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 18.2
Southernmost Latitude: -2.0
Westernmost Longitude: -18.5
Easternmost Longitude: 11.0
Measurement Notes: Ferro prime on map, converted to modern Greenwich prime
Notes: [RUDERMAN SOURCE] The map is very scarce. We have been unable to find any other examples in sales databases, libraries and archives, nor in general online searches. The map comes from the 1836 edition of the Russian atlas ttranslated as 'The universal atlas or collection of maps of the entire globe'. Published for the benefit of youth and verified by the geography of Arsenyev and others by Fyodor Poznyakov. Second revised edition with additional 7 maps engraved by g. Frolov. That atlas was first published in 1829 (with an additional run printed in 1833), then for this second edition in 1836, and again in 1843 as the third edition. The second edition is in neither the RSL nor NLR; Fyodor Poznyakov (1797-1835) was a Russian military topographer and mapmaker. He began his career in 1822. He supervised the 1825 General map of Asian Russia by the latest division into provinces, regions, and coastal administrations; Konstantin Arsenyev (1789-1865) was a Russian academic, scientist, topographer, statistics specialist. He was an important figure of his era, held the title of Privy Councillor, was teaching geography to Alexander II - while being an avid advocate of the free peasant labor as opposed to serfdom. Arsenyev also was one of the founders of the Russian Geographical Society. His textbook "Brief General Geography" - first published in 1818 - was the most important textbook on the topic for over 30 years.
Last updated: Jun 28, 2020