RUSSIA KARTE VON DEM RUSSISCHEN REICHE IN EUROPA
Uncommon large attractive map of European Russia.Very detailed with rivers lakes mountains etc.Original wash colour.Cartouche.Some slight damp staining at top of map otherwise good condition.Engraved F.Muller
code : M2078
Cartographer : REILLY VON Franz Johann Joseph
Date : 1796 Vienna
Size : 57*75cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
Austrian born Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly (1766-1820) produced over 830 maps for his great atlas project, "Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt" between the years 1789 and 1806. Of these 830 maps published over this time span of seventeen years, he 'showcased' but one part of the world, Europe. Maps of the other four continents remained unpublished. The maps of the "Schauplatz ..."were drawn to a uniform criteria.
Reilly's "Grosser deutscher Atlas" was also notable as the first completely 'Austrian' atlas. This large world atlas, containing relatively few maps, was issued between 1794 and the end of 1796. Reilly may have used Franz Anton Schraembl's work as his model, at least in part.