Schleissing, Georg Adam

Schleissing, Georg Adam

 

Born circa 1660; died no earlier than 1694. German traveler.

Schleissing visited Russia between 1684 and 1686. He published the books Anatomy of a Deformed Russia (1688), Newly Discovered Siberia (1690), and The Ruling Council of Two Tsars in Russia (1694). His works contain a description of the natural conditions in Russia and of Russian cities, a sketch of the political history of the 1680’s, and descriptions of life, customs, and beliefs. Schleissing also published a map of Siberia and a reproduction of the first map of Siberia, which was compiled by P. I. Godunov in 1667 but which no longer exists.

WORKS

“Polnoe opisanie Rossii, nakhodiashcheisia nyne pod vlast’iu dvukh tsarei-sopravitelei Ivana Alekseevicha i Petra Alekseevicha.” Voprosy istorii, 1970, no. 1.

REFERENCES

Kordt, V. Chuzhozemni podorozhni po skhidnii Evropi do 1700 r. Kiev,1926.
Alekseev, M. P. Sibir’ v izvestiiakh zapadnoevropeiskikh puteshestvennikov i pisatelei: Vvedenie, teksty i kommentarii: XIII–XVII vv., 2nd ed. Irkutsk, 1941.
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