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Russia, by Zacharias Châtelain. 1714

The Châtelain Family

Zacharias Châtelain (1684-1743) was a bookseller and publisher of Amsterdam. He was succeeded by his sons Zacharias jr and Henry Abraham. The Châtelain family was best known for the historical atlas Atlas Historique, ou nouvelle introduction à l’histoire…, a major work of its time. It was an encyclopaedia in seven volumes, including geography as one of its main subjects. The atlas was published in Amsterdam in seven volumes in various editions with different imprints from 1705 to 1739. An anonym person (Mr. C***) compiled the work with compositions of text, maps, plates and chronological and genealogical tables by Gueudeville, except volume 7, where H.P. Limiers took over this task. The maps were made mainly after the work of Guillaume de l'Isle.

The 1705 edition was published with the imprint “L’Honoré & Châtelain”. Later editions had the imprint: “les Frères Châtelain Libraires” or “L’Honoré & Châtelain Libraires”.

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Carte Générale des Etats du Czar Empereur de Moscovie, ou l'on voit ce que ce Prince possède en Europe et les Etats qu'il possède en Asie

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Old, antique map of Russia, by Zacharias Châtelain.

Title: Carte Générale des Etats du Czar Empereur de Moscovie, ou l'on voit ce que ce Prince possède en Europe et les Etats qu'il possède en Asie
avec la plus-part de leurs armes et des Tables et des remarques pour servir à l'intelligence de l'Histoire.
Tom 4. N° 32.


Date of the first edition: 1714.
Date of this map: 1714.

Copper engraving, printed from two plates on paper.
Map size (including text): 385 x 980mm (15.16 x 38.58 inches).
Sheet size: 440 x 1060mm (17.32 x 41.73 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Folds as issued, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Châtelain Z. Atlas Historique, ou Nouvelle Introduction A l'Histoire, à la Chronologie & à la Geographie Ancienne & Moderne; ... Tome IV. Qui comprend le Danemarck, la Suède, la Pologne, la Moscovie, la Turquie, etc. A Amsterdam, Chez les Frères Châtelain Libraires, M.DCC.XIV. (1714). (Koeman II, p. 36, Cha5)

The Châtelain Family

Zacharias Châtelain (1684-1743) was a bookseller and publisher of Amsterdam. He was succeeded by his sons Zacharias jr and Henry Abraham. The Châtelain family was best known for the historical atlas Atlas Historique, ou nouvelle introduction à l’histoire…, a major work of its time. It was an encyclopaedia in seven volumes, including geography as one of its main subjects. The atlas was published in Amsterdam in seven volumes in various editions with different imprints from 1705 to 1739. An anonym person (Mr. C***) compiled the work with compositions of text, maps, plates and chronological and genealogical tables by Gueudeville, except volume 7, where H.P. Limiers took over this task. The maps were made mainly after the work of Guillaume de l'Isle.

The 1705 edition was published with the imprint “L’Honoré & Châtelain”. Later editions had the imprint: “les Frères Châtelain Libraires” or “L’Honoré & Châtelain Libraires”.

References: Koeman - Vol. 2, p. 36, Cha5 (9)

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