Highly detailed topographical map of the region around St. Petersburg, prepared by Alexander Wilbrecht and dated 1790 in the credit line at the bottom left of the map.
Alexander Wilbrecht was the most important mapmaker in Russia in the last decades of the 18th Century.
Alexander Wilbrecht (1757-1823) was a mathematician , geographer, cartographer and astronomer. Wilbrecht served as Geographer of The Geographic Department of the Cabinet of Her Imperial Majesty. In 1782, he produced the first Russian atlas . He also produced a number of important separately issued maps between 1787 and 1802. Wilbrecht is credited with authorship of several atlases, including Ross'iiskoi Atlas iz soroka chetyrekh kart sostaiashch'ii I na sorok na dva namiestnichestva Imper'iiu razdieliaushch'ii [The New Atlas or a Collection of all parts of the Globe], St. Petersburg, 1793 (Philips 679).