Title of the map. LA JOURNEE DE POLTAWA EN UKRAINE le 8 juillet 1709 Entre l’Armée de sa Majesté Suedoise Charles XII et celle de sa Majesté Csarienne Pierre I Empereur de la grande Russie, dit vulgairement Grand Duc de Moscovie, de Fer 1714. Unusual antique copper engraved map of the attack of Poltawa in 1709 July 8. By Nicolas DE FER, 1714, 18th century. The battle of Poltava took place on 8 July 1709 between the army of Peter I of Russia and the troops of Charles XII of Sweden with the support of the Cossacks of Ukraine. Russia’s decisive victory ended Sweden’s status as a great power. Top left, plan of the village of Perevolochna on the banks of the Dnieper, where Charles XII retired after the battle. De Fer has created this map when he was in service of the King of France Louis XIV. His earliest wellknown map of the canal de Languedoc, realised in 1669. In 1697, he published his first world atlas. In 1695, De Fer, with several other notable French mapmakers, became founding contributors to the French Bureau of Maps and Plans. This bureau, created to deal with the technical and strategic problems of overseas commerce and exploration, was part of the Royal Academy of Sciences’ Ministry of the Navy and Colonies. Size with margins : 38 x 26 cm / 14,9 x 10,2 inches. Condition : very good condition, in colors. Edition : Paris, 1714, 18th century. We send maps by DHL. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Date Range: 1700-1799
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Year: 1715
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original