[L'ISLE, Joseph-Nicolas de (1688-1768) and others. Russischer Atlas, welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten. St. Petersburg: Academy of Sciences Press,] 1745.
2° (530 x 310mm). 6pp. letterpress German text in two columns with engraved table of symbols at foot of final page of text. Engraved folding general map, 19 double-page maps by De L'Isle, L. Euler, C.N. Winsheim and I.G. Heinzius (Title lacking, final text leaf detached, ink stain to lower blank margins of double-page maps.) Contemporary limp travelling calf, 'C.W.' blocked in blind on upper covers (extremities worn, some old staining).
The German edition of the atlas of Russian Empire issued under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg by I.D. Shumakher. This edition was issued at the same time as the Russian and bilingual French-Latin editions. All the captions on the maps are in Russian transliteration. De L'Isle was called to St.Petersburg in 1726 to take charge of the work. In 1740, in order to hasten the completion of the atlas, he was assisted by several scientists, including his brother Louis.: Phillips 3109; Nordenskiold 65; Svodnyi katalog knig na innostrannykh iazykakh ... 1701-1800 (Leningrad: 1984-86) calls for 8 pages of text and 19 maps); Russica A-1058.