Erivan Province

Description

This card is one of a souvenir set of 82 illustrated cards–one for each province of the Russian Empire as it existed in 1856. Each card presents an overview of a particular province’s culture, history, economy, and geography. The front of the card depicts such distinguishing features as rivers, mountains, major cities, and chief industries. The back of each card contains a map of the province, the provincial seal, information about the population, and a picture of the local costume of the inhabitants. Erivan Province depicted on this card corresponds to part of present-day Armenia, Nakhchivan in present-day Azerbaijan, and a small part of present-day Turkey.

Last updated: July 3, 2014