Title: Map of the Province of Orenburg

Creator: William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways, later 4th Earl of Ilchester ( 1795-1865)

Description: Engraved, topographical base map entitled ‘Province of Orenburg’, [Russia], with multiple pencil annotations in an unknown Russian hand, some of which have been overwritten in ink by William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways, which was copied from [Benedikt Franz Johann von] ‘Hermann’s collection’, [1816-1820].

Strangways was an English diplomat, attached to the embassy at St Petersburg between December 1816 to June 1820.

Amongst a series of items on Russian geology which were either drawn or acquired by Strangways when he was attached to the embassy in St Petersburg, and sent to George Bellas Greenough (1778-1855). The labels by Greenough on the reverse indicate that all were copied from the ‘collection of [Benedikt Franz Johann von] Hermann’, another foreign geologist who was based in Russia.

Date: [1816-1820]

Format: Engraved base on paper with pencil annotations

Archive reference: LDGSL/995-4

Image reference: 08-20

Recommended print size: Up to 100 x 70cm

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