Geographical Atlas of the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Poland, and the Grand Duchy of Finland

Description

Presented here is the 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 (1758−1835), it reflects the detailed mapping carried out by Russian military cartographers in the first quarter of the 19th century. Each map in the atlas shows population centers, postal stations, roads, and provincial and district borders. 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 either French, German, Polish, or Swedish.

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Military Topographical Depot, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Title in Original Language

Географической атласъ Россiйской Имперiи, Царства Польскаго и Великаго княжества Финляндскаго

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1 atlas (83 leaves in various foliations) : 60 hand colored maps ; 44 x 53 centimeters

Last updated: October 30, 2015