General Map of the Russian Empire and the Neighboring Polish Empire and Grand Duchy of Finland: With the Distance in Versts on Postal Roads between Provincial Cities; and in Boundary Provinces from the Provincial City to County Towns and Foreign Borders; with a Table of Distance in Versts between 73 Notable Cities


This 1827 map of the Russian Empire is from a larger work, Geograficheskii atlas Rossiiskoi imperii, tsarstva Pol'skogo i velikogo kniazhestva Finliandskogo (Geographical atlas of the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Poland, and the Grand Duchy of Finland), containing 60 maps of the Russian Empire. Compiled and engraved by Colonel V.P. Piadyshev, it reflects the detailed mapping carried out by Russian military cartographers in the first quarter of the 19th century. The map shows population centers (five gradations by size), fortresses, redoubts, roads (four types), provincial and district borders, plants, and factories. Distances are shown in versts, a Russian measure, now no longer used, equal to 1.07 kilometers. Legends and place-names are in Russian and French. A table of distances between the provincial cities is located in the bottom right corner. The map covers the Russian Empire in the early 19th century, including Finland, parts of Poland, and Alaska (Russian America). Turkestan and the area around Vladivostok are not included in this atlas, as these regions were annexed by the Russian Empire later in the 19th century.

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Military Topographical Depot, Saint Petersburg

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Генеральная Карта Россiйской Имперiи и присоединенныхъ къ оной Царства Польскаго и Великаго Княжества Финляндскаго. съ означенiемъ разстоянiя верстъ по почтовымъ дорогамъ между губернскими городами; а в пограничныхъ губернiях отъ губернскаго города до дальнѣйшихъ уѣздныхъ городовъ и до иностранныхъ границъ; съ таблицею круговаго разстоянiя верстъ между знатнѣйшими 73-мя городами

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1 map : 6 sheets glued together (a,b,c,d,e,f) ; 120 x 114 centimeters


  • Scale 1:9,450,000

Last updated: October 5, 2015