General Map of Tomsk Province: Showing Postal and Major Roads, Stations and the Distance in Versts between Them


This 1825 map of Tomsk Province 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 (six gradations by size), postal stations, roads (four types), state, provincial and district borders, forts, redoubts, outposts, factories, mines, and yurts. 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. Tomsk was founded under orders from Tsar Boris Godunov in 1604, when a band of Cossacks established a kremlin (citadel) by the Tom River. Tomsk Province was formed in 1804.

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Military Topographical Depot, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Генеральная Карта Томской Губернiи Съ показанiемъ почтовыхъ и большихъ проѣзжихъ дорогъ, станцiй и разстоянiя между оными верстъ

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1 map ; 40 x 38 centimeters


  • Scale 1:3,780,000

Last updated: October 30, 2015