Promoting Natural & Cultural History
|DATE:||1786 - 1796|
|AUTHOR:||Johan Peter Falck & Johann Gottlieb Georgi|
|COLLECTION(S):||The Russian State Library in Moscow.|
|REFERENCE(S):||• Aleksandrovskaya, O.A., Shirokova, V. et al., M.V. Lomonosov and the Academic expeditions…, Moscow 2011/2014 (page: front leaf).|
• Falck, Johann Peter, Beyträge zur Topographischen Kenntniss des Russischen Reichs. St Petersburg: Kayserl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1785-1786.
|JOURNALS ETC:||Linnaeus Apostles Global Science & Adventure, Volume 2, Book 1, Page 68|
|CONTENT:||(Map 1 of 3) This map gives a good understanding of the complex networks of the 18th century Russian expeditions. Johan Peter Falk’s journey was marked in a light yellowish shade, whilst in the original edition, this map was included in black and white engraving. This map and other coloured engravings were originally used in a rare book of the same edition, presented circa 1786-1796 to Catherine II (the Great) the Emperor of Russia, today kept in the Russian State Library in Moscow. These and many other contemporary watercolours have recently been researched and published in the book about M.V. Lomonosov and the Academic expeditions during the 18th century in Russia by O. A. Aleksandrovskaya, V.A. Shirokova and associated researchers in 2011/2014. In 2016, they kindly put their research notes and high-resolution images at the disposal for several of IK’s research projects in the Bridge Builder Expeditions enterprise – linked to Falk and his travels in Russia during the 1760s and 1770s. Notice: see two other maps (Add Knowledge) linked to these expeditions on the following two pages.|