Maksimovich, Lev, (Editor). RUSSIAN LEXICON. Moscow. 6 volumes. Novyi i polnyi geograficheskii slovar' Rossiiskago gosudarstva (New and complete geographical dictionary of the Russian state), published in Moscow in 1788-1789.
This is an extremely rare and well-known among professionals Geography Lexicon (Encyclopedia) of the entire Russian Empire. Published in Moscow in 1788-1789. In the XVIII century, Lexicons were one of the prime sources for scientific knowledge in the Russian Empire, and was a product of its growing Academia.
The volumes contain articles on a wide variety of geographical, topographical, historical, and other subjects, about hundreds of places across the country. The articles are presented in alphabetical order. Among the entries included are those on cities, forts, redoubts, outposts, villages, Orthodox cathedrals, churches and monasteries, factories, rivers, lakes, seas, islands, and mountains.
The articles are unsigned, and many are brief. Volume one has a short foreword.
Quartos, contemporary full sheep, spine labels chipped, very good, tight book blocks, ownership stamp in red on many pages of the entire set.
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- Geschiedenis, Naslagwerken
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Lev Maksimovich
- New and complete geographical dictionary of the Russian state , or Lexicon
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- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Harde kaft
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- 22,5×18 cm