Description: Antique map titled 'Carte des Monts Altaisk et Des Deserts Salins Qui Les Voisinent.' Map of the Altai Mountains in Central Russia. Detailed map of northern Khazakistan and southern Russia. The map tracks the course of the Alei River in the Zmeinogorsky District, Altai Krai, Russia and the Irtysch River in Khazakistan. Peter Simon Pallas' "Voyages du Professeur Pallas, dans Plusieurs Provinces de l'Empire de Russie et dans l'Asie Septentrionale".
Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Pierre Francois Tardieu' after 'Peter Simon Pallas'. Pallas, of German origin, was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and on request of the Russian government explored the lesser-known provinces of the Russian Empire. His travel books opened up Russia to the West and served as a model for 18th-century travel literature.
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