• This 1827 map of the Russian Empire is from a larger work, Geographical Atlas of the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Poland, and the Grand Duchy of Finland (Geograficheskii atlas Rossiiskoi imperii, tsarstva Pol'skogo i velikogo kniazhestva Finliandskogo), containing 61 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, plants and factories, roads (four types), and state and provincial borders. Distances are shown in versts, a Russian measure, now no longer used, equal to 1.0668 kilometers. Legends and place names are in Russian and French.


Date Created

Publication Information

  • Voenno-topograficheskoe Depo, Saint Petersburg


Title in Original Language

  • General'naia karta Rossiiskoi Imperii i prisoedinennykh k onoi Tsarstva Pol'skago i Velikago Kniazhestva Finliandskago. S oznacheniem razstoianiia verst po pochtovym dorogam mezhdu gubernskimi gorodami; a v pogranichnykh guberniiakh ot gubernskago goroda


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Physical Description

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


  • Scale 1:9,450,000