Plan of Yerevan


The modern city of Yerevan dates its origins to the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC. It has been inhabited continuously ever since, and its citizens delight in pointing out that their city is older than Rome. Yerevan, however, remained a relatively small city until after the Russian conquest of the Caucasus in the early 19th century. It later became the capital of the short-lived First Armenian Republic (also called the Democratic Republic of Armenia), the first independent Armenian state since the fall of the Cilician Kingdom of Armenia in 1375. The country was created in May 28, 1918, out of the chaos that followed the end of World War I and lasted until late November–early December 1920. This large-scale map of Yerevan was probably published by the government of the republic shortly before the Bolshevik takeover. It shows the city as it appeared before the implementation, in 1924–36, of architect Alexander Tamanian's master plan for Yerevan, which transformed the character of the city from a regional town to a major metropolis. The map is hand-colored to show land use and includes an index to points of interest.

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Երեւանի յատակագիծը

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1 map : hand colored ; 77 x 107 centimeters, in stiff paperboard cover 100 x 128 centimeters.


  • Scale ca. 1:13,000. Includes index to points of interest.

Last updated: February 18, 2015