Map of the Western Part of Asiatic Russia as of 1807 and Notes About Siberia by a Member of the Privy Council of Senator M. Kornilov


This map depicts the western part of Asiatic Russia and includes the territory stretching from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk (approximately 3,500 kilometers). Besides rivers, mountains, and cities, it shows settlements of different ethnic groups: Tungus, Ostyak, Kalmyk, and many others. The map incorporates remarks made by Alexei Kornilov, a governor of Irkutsk Province, then Tobol'sk Province, and later a senator. His notes, compiled in 1807, include information about the ethnic diversity of Irkutsk and Tobol'sk provinces, means of transportation, systems of government, and other topics. The right side of the map depicts part of the Ob' River flowing from the west and turning north at its confluence with the Irtysh River. Numerous towns are located along both of these rivers, ranging from Tobol'sk in the south to Obdorsk (renamed Salekhard in 1933) in the north. The Ob' is one of the great rivers of Asia, flowing north and west across western Siberia in a twisting path from its source in the Altai Mountains to its outlet at the Gulf of Ob' into the Kara Sea.

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Karta Zapadnoi Chasti Aziatskoi Rossii po Sostoianiiu 1807 g. I Zamechaniiam o Sibiri Tainogo Sovetnika Senatora M. Kornilova

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1 hand colored engraved map, 25 x 25 centimeters, on sheet 40 x 50 centimeters


  • Scale 1:12,600,000

Last updated: December 9, 2016