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


This 1823 map of Georgia 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 (seven gradations by size), fortresses, redoubts and forts, monasteries, plants and factories, postal courtyards and stations, roads (three types), and borders (state and provincial). Distances are shown in versts, a Russian measure, now no longer used, equal to 1.07 kilometers. Legends, the index of regional names, and place-names are in Russian and French. The territory depicted on the map roughly corresponds to that of present-day Georgia. Comprising numerous independent kingdoms from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, in the late 18th century Georgia (then the Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti) sought protection from the Russian tsar on account of continual pressure from the Persian and Ottoman Empires. In 1801 Georgia became part of the Russian Empire.

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Military Topographical Depot, Saint Petersburg

Title in Original Language

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

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1 map ; 40 x 38 centimeters


  • Scale 1:2,310,000

Last updated: October 30, 2015