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Carte Generale de toutes les Routes de l'Europe, dresse et publiee par des Officiers de l'Etat Major de l'ancienne Armee Polonaise. Engraved by Arnoul, Lale & Dien.
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  • Carte Generale de toutes les Routes de l'Europe, dresse et publiee par des Officiers de l'Etat Major de l'ancienne Armee Polonaise. Engraved by Arnoul, Lale & Dien.

Large linen-backed jointed folding engraved map, country borders hand-coloured, piano key border, dedication to Lord Dudley Stuart,

This scarce map which stretches as far east as the Caspian sea shows the routes across Europe. Charles Picquet died in 1827 but his son continued to publish maps under his name. Following an uprising in Warsaw in 1830 which the Russians later quelled, Polish exiles who had supported the rebellion including army officers found their way to Western Europe, where they were given support from the liberal intelligentsia, particularly in France and England. In 1831, Prince Czartoryski visited England and told Lord Dudley Stuart [1803-1854] of the plight of his countrymen under Emperor Nicholas. Lord Dudley was instrumental in getting Parliament to vote ?10,000 for the relief of the Poles, and he subsequently did much to aid the exiles and support their cause. Perhaps this map was produced in part to provide financial support to the Polish officers in exile.

Large linen-backed jointed folding engraved map, country borders hand-coloured, piano key border, dedication to Lord Dudley Stuart,

This scarce map which stretches as far east as the Caspian sea shows the routes across Europe. Charles Picquet died in 1827 but his son continued to publish maps under his name. Following an uprising in Warsaw in 1830 which the Russians later quelled, Polish exiles who had supported the rebellion including army officers found their way to Western Europe, where they were given support from the liberal intelligentsia, particularly in France and England. In 1831, Prince Czartoryski visited England and told Lord Dudley Stuart [1803-1854] of the plight of his countrymen under Emperor Nicholas. Lord Dudley was instrumental in getting Parliament to vote ?10,000 for the relief of the Poles, and he subsequently did much to aid the exiles and support their cause. Perhaps this map was produced in part to provide financial support to the Polish officers in exile.

Condition
Publication First Edition, Paris, Ch. Piquet, 1835. 940 x 1320mm. See Bibliographie de la France. 1842. p.203
  • Product Code: RGW22489
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £375.00