Description: Antique map titled 'Carte de la Contrée qui s’étend le long de la Soka, depuis sa source jusquá Sergiefskoi Prigorod et le long des petites rivieres de Sourgout et de Schoumbout’. Rare antique map of Russia, depicting the region around the Soka (Sok river). This map originates from ‘Voyages de Pallas’.
Artists and Engravers: Pierre François Tardieu (1711 - 1771) was a French engraver and cartographer, nephew of Nicolas-Henri Tardieu. Pierre Francois Tardieu was born around 1711 in Paris, son of Jean Tardieu. His uncle, Nicolas Henri Tardieu, taught him the art of engraving. He produced historical and genre works. He is noted for two excellent engravings after Peter Paul Rubens, the Judgement of Paris and Persée et Andromache. He did much work on the engravings for the Fables de la Fontaine after drawings by Oudry.
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