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On the Saimaa Canal. Finland
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) used a special color photography process to create a visual record of the Russian Empire. Some of Prokudin-Gorskii’s photographs date from about 1905, but the bulk of his work is from between 1909 and 1915, when, with the support of Tsar Nicholas II and the Ministry of Transportation, he undertook extended trips through many different parts of the empire.
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Lane in Kharitonov Garden. Ekaterinburg
This photograph shows Kharitonov Park in the city of Ekaterinburg in the Urals region of Russia as it appeared in 1910. The park was first developed in the late 1820s by Peter Kharitonov as a private park adjoining the Rastorguev estate on Ascension Hill. Kharitonov had married Maria Rastorgueva in 1816, and the Kharitonov and Rastorgueva families both were prominent owners of metal-working factories in the Urals. After 1836, the land reverted to the city, which opened it as the first major public park in Ekaterinburg. A wide variety of ...
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At Likanskii Palace
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) used a special color photography process to create a visual record of the Russian Empire. Some of Prokudin-Gorskii’s photographs date from about 1905, but the bulk of his work is from between 1909 and 1915, when, with the support of Tsar Nicholas II and the Ministry of Transportation, he undertook extended trips through many different parts of the empire.
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Demonstration of the Tributaries of the São Francisco River, Minas Gerais
This hand-colored manuscript map, made by an unknown cartographer sometime in the early 18th century, shows the tributaries of the São Francisco River in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state. The São Francisco River system, which includes 168 tributaries, is the fourth-largest river system in South America. In the early 18th century, the Portuguese sent numerous expeditions up the São Francisco and its tributaries in search of gold, silver, and diamonds.
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Map of the Southern Part of Brazil
This manuscript map shows the Atlantic coast of southern Brazil from Ilhéus to the Prata River, and the interior with the tributaries of the Paraná, Paraguai, and Uruguay rivers. Also shown are the main churches and chapels in the provinces.
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Demonstration of the São Francisco River in Minas Gerais
This hand-drawn map, made by an unknown cartographer sometime in the early 18th century, shows the São Francisco River in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state. In the early 18th century, the Portuguese sent numerous expeditions up the São Francisco and its tributaries in search of gold, silver, and diamonds.
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Topographic Map of Part of Ilheos District
This early-18th century topographic map shows the Ilhéus district in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. The region, also known as Ihéus and São Jorge dos Ilhéus, was the center of Brazil’s sugar production during the colonial period.
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Maps of the Border Region Between the States of Rio of Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paulo, and of the Course of the São Francisco River
This map shows an area near the end of the São Francisco River. The river originates in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state and travels some 3,160 kilometers to the Atlantic Ocean.
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Map of the Region of Minas Gerais with a Part of the Way from São Paulo and of Rio de Janeiro to the Mines, Showing Tributaries of the São Francisco River
This map shows navigable routes to the mines of the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. During the 18th century, when this map was drawn, the region’s gold and diamond mines attracted thousands of prospectors. The Portuguese crown financed the construction of a road through the mining regions, from Rio de Janeiro to the diamond center, Diamantina, and strictly controlled traffic on the road. The region was also accessible via the São Francisco River, which begins in Minas Gerais.
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