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Russia and its Empire in Eurasia: Cartographic Resources in the Library of Congress

Oblasts and Other Administrative Subdivisions

Romanov i Turkin, cartographers. Karta Nizhegorodskoĭ gubernīi. 1861. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.

The division holds an extensive collection of maps depicting oblasts, autonomous districts, okrugs, gubernias, and territories in Imperial Russia and the former Soviet Union. By far the most substantial category comprises those in the former Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the largest member of the USSR. Most uncataloged maps of oblasts and other administrative subdivisions date from the Soviet era of the twentieth century. Those that are cataloged can be identified on the Library of Congress online catalog by name and type, per the following examples: "Pskovskaia oblast Russia maps" or "Evreiskaia avtnomonaia oblast Russia maps" or "Achinskii Okrug Russia maps" or "Eniseiskaia gubernia Russia maps" or "Krasnodarskii Krai Russia maps" and so forth.

Another large collection consists of digital images of materials from libraries in Russia, and that are available via the LC website. Those include the early nineteenth century atlas titled Geograficheskoĭ atlasʺ Rossiĭskoĭ Imperii, T︠S︡arstva Polʹskago i Velikago kni︠a︡zhestva Finli︠a︡ndskago from the National Library of Russia.

The division also has atlases at the oblast level, with these consisting mostly of road atlases. All can be searched via the Library of Congress online catalog using search terms in the manner of those noted above, but a few outstanding publications worthy of further elaboration are noted below.

Uncataloged maps of oblasts and other subdivisions in the collections are described below. Beneath them are atlases selected for their informative value.

Single Maps

The division holds approximately 540 uncataloged maps in eighteen drawers of oblasts, gubernias, and other administrative subdivisions in the former Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. They cover the period from an unknown date until 1970. The maps are arranged alphabetically by oblast/gubernia name, and chronologically thereunder. Most are from the twentieth century and were created by the GUGK. The most prominently represented are Moscow Oblast and Saint Petersurg Oblast, which are described separately. A few of the others are described below as examples.


[Map of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, and Komi Republic]. (S.l.: s.n., [18--]). Chromolithograph. Scale 1:1,060,000. Filed USSR -- RSFSR -- Archangelsk Oblast -- [186-?] -- 1:1,060,000 -- n.a.

Late nineteenth century map of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug and portions of Komi Republic and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Map shows the middle and lower courses of the Pechora River, as well as a section of the Ob River, and their tributaries; the Ural Mountains; the Bol'she-Zemelskaia Tundra; settlements; place names; and relief by hachures.

Karta k Opisaniiu Gornykh i Liesnykh Bogatstv Zabaikal'skoi Oblasti. (S.l.: s.n., 1915). Photostat map, black-and-white. Scale 1:1,840,000. Filed USSR -- RSFSR -- Buryat ASSR -- 1915 -- 1:1,840,000 -- Military Intelligence Division

Black-and-white photostat reproduction of original map of Zabaikolskoi Oblast (Buryat Mongolia) emphasizing the region's wealth of forest and mineral resources, and also identifying the locations of numerous settlements inhabited by civilians and Cossacks. The original map was compiled in 1915 from the survey data of the Zabaikal transmigration region by the Zabaikal Drawing Office, while the photostat reproduction was produced by the U.S. Military Intelligence Division, General Staff, possibly for use by American forces in Siberia during the Russian Civil War. Map shows various categories of lands selected, approved, and not approved for resettlement; lands occupied by peasants and foreigners; state and Cossack lands; rivers and lakes; gubernia and state boundaries; roads; planned and existing railroad lines; cities, towns, and villages; and place names. Includes an indexed list of about forty natural resources, including gold, gold ore, and forests, in the oblast. Includes a list of eighty-two inhabited districts, volosts, and individual farming communities, with their approximate locations noted by degrees of longitude and latitude. Includes a list of sixty-three stanitsas of the four major Cossack hosts with their approximate locations noted by degrees of longitude and latitude. Map may also indicate mining concessions along various rivers. Includes an inset of Chita and its environs. Includes legend.

Kartogramma Gruzooborota Guzhevykh Dorog Nizhegorodskoo Gubernii. (Nizhni Novgorod: Diannym Obsledovania Volzhskogo Omesa Nizhgubkommunotdela, [19--]). Lithograph, colored. Scale 1:420,000. Filed USSR -- RSFSR -- Gorkovskaia oblast -- [191-] -- 1:420,000 -- Lith. S. Fedotov

Map indicating the volume of freight carried over of the horse roads (not by truck or railroad) of Nizhny Novgorod Gubernia probably sometime after 1920. Map shows nine categories of roads by tonnage; cities, towns, and villages; place names; gubernia, uyezd, and volost boundaries; river ports; railroads and railroad stations; market centers; telegraph and postal stations; and rivers, lakes, and submerged lands. Includes legend.

Karta Karel'skoi Trudovoi Kommuny. Sostavlena v Kartograficheskom Otdele Korpusa Voennykh Topografov. (Moscow: izdanie Narodnogo Komissariata Vnytr. del 1921). Colored map. Scale 1:1,050,000. Filed under USSR -- RSFSR -- Karelo-Finnish S.S.R. -- 1921 -- 1:1,050,000 -- RSFSR -- Peoples Comm. of Interior Affairs

NKVD map of the Karelian Labors' Commune in 1921. Map shows cities, towns, and villages; boundaries at the state, autonomous oblast, gubernia, uyezd, and parish (volost) levels; single and double track railroads; highways; post roads; transport lines; country roads; distances between stations; rivers and lakes; navigable and non navigable canals; and place names. Includes legend.

Sredne-Volzhskii Kraii i Tatarskaia A.S.S.R. 1932g. B. F. Boldyrev et al. (Leningrad: Goskartogeodeziia Instituta Geodezii i Kartografii GGU VSNKh, 1932). Colored map. Scale 1:1,500,000. Filed under USSR -- RSFSR -- Tatarskaia A.S.S.R. -- 1932 -- 1:1,500,000 -- Inst. Geodesii i Kartografii

Map of the central Volga region and Tatarstan from 1932. Shows seven levels of inhabited settlements; stations; territorial, autonomous republic, and raion boundaries; double and single track railroads, as well as railroads under construction; highways and unimproved roads; navigable rivers, river landings, and canals; and place names. Includes legend.

Under the category of maps depicting the former Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, there are fifty-six uncataloged maps of Moscow Oblast that range in date from the nineteenth century to 1968.

Under the category of maps depicting the former Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, there are forty-three uncataloged maps of Saint Petersburg Oblast ranging in date from 1734 to 1965. One especially informative item, from the collections of the National Library of Russia and available as a digital image through the LC website, is described below.


Generalʹnaia Karta Sanktpeterburgsko Gubernii Sʺ pokazaniemʺ pochtovykhʺ i bolʹshikhʺ proiezzhikhʺ dorogʺ, stantsii i razstoianiia mezhdu onymi verstʺ. Piadyshev, Vasiliĭ Petrovich. (Saint Petersburg, Russia : Military Topographical Depot, [1820]). Engraving, hand-colored. Scale 1:1,050,000. Original held by National Library of Russia

1820 map of Saint Petersburg Province is one of sixty from 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). 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 six levels of population centers; place names; roads; postal stations and post roads; rivers and lakes; state, provincial, and district borders; monasteries; factories; and custom houses. Distances are in versts. Title, legends, and place names are in Russian and French.

Available as a as a digital image through the Library of Congress website.

The entire Geographical Atlas of the Russian Empire can be viewed via the World Digital Library.

The division holds forty-six uncataloged maps depicting oblasts in Kazakhstan. They range in date across the twentieth century, and are arranged alphabetically by name. There is also a single uncataloged map of Ferganskoi Oblast in Turkmenistan from 1876. A few are described below.


Karta Semipalatinskoi Oblasti. (S.l.: s.n., [1912]). Colored map. Scale 1:1,680,000 or 40 versts to an English inch. Filed under USSR -- Kazakh SSR -- Semipalatinsk Oblast -- [1912] -- 1:1,680,000 -- no author

Early twentieth century map of Semipalatinsk Oblast, formerly of the Governor-Generalship of the Steppes in modern day Kazakhstan. Map shows resettlement areas formed before and during 1912; Kyrgyz plots allotted before and during 1912; settlements with limited productivity in 1912; pastoral settlements; Cossack lands; plots established during colonization in 1912; reservoirs; settlements for research; irrigation facilities; roads completed and under construction in 1912; churches; schools; medical clinics; agricultural storehouses; and timber warehouses. Also shows roads, rivers and lakes; oblast and gubernia boundaries; and place names.

Karta Semirechenskoi Oblasti. (S.l.: s.n., [1912]). Colored map. Scale 1:1,680,000 or 40 versts to an English inch. Filed under USSR -- Kazakh SSR -- Semerichenskaia Oblast -- [1912] -- 1:1,680,000 -- no author

Early twentieth century map of the former Semirechie Oblast in Russian Turkestan, now southeastern Kazakhstan and northeastern Kyrgyzstan. Map shows resettlement lands available before and during 1912; Cossack lands; pensioner and peasant lands; Kyrgyz settlements available before and during 1912; forest reserves; lands for raising cattle; lands for urbanization; lands surveyed in 1912; deep wells; wells under construction; water gauges; and roads surveyed in 1912. Also shows medical clinics, schools, relocation centers, railroad rights of way, residences of district officials, and place names. Includes a list of sub-raions.

Skhematicheskaia Karta Petropavloskogo Uyezd Akmolinskoi Oblasti izdanie Akmolinskogo pereselenchaskago raiona. (S.l.: izdanie Akmolinskogo pereselenchaskago raiona., 1917). Colored map. scale 1:420,000. Filed under USSR -- Kazakhskaia SSR -- Severo-Kazakhstanskaia Oblast -- 1917 -- 1:420,000 -- Russian Army

Revolutionary-era map of the former Petropavlosk Uyezd, Akmolinsk Oblast, now in the Severo-Kazakhstanskaia Oblast in northern Kazakhstan. Map shows lands available for sale and immigration; forest lands and government lands; pasture lands and lands suitable for raising cattle; Kyrgyz and Cossack lands; monastery and pension lands; rivers and lakes; saltwater lakes; reserves; steppe lands; churches; gubernia, oblast, and uyezd boundaries; and place names.

The division holds sixty-six maps depicting oblasts and other administrative divisions in Siberia, and all are from the twentieth century. The maps are arranged alphabetically by name, with those most prominently represented being Altai Krai, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Irkutsk, Kemerov, Omsk, and Tomsk. There are also six uncataloged maps of Sakha Republic (formerly Yakutia) for the years 1890 to 1968. A few are elaborated upon below.


Karta Altaiskogo Okruga vedomstva Kabineta ego Velichestva s' pokazaniem' granits', uyezdov', volostei, imenii i pesov' sostavlena v' Chertezhnoi Glavnogo Upravleniia Altaiskogo Okruga v' 1909 gody. (S.l.: Chertezhnoi Glavnogo Upravleniia Altaiskogo Okruga, 1909). Colored map. Scale 1:800,000 or 20 versts to one inch. Filed under Russia -- Siberia -- Altai Krai (Adm. Terr.) -- 1909 -- 1:800,000 -- Uprvalenia Altaiskogo Okruga

Early twentieth century map of the former Altai Orkug. Shows towns and villages; place names; roads; Trans-Siberian Railway; okrug, uyezd, and volost boundaries; and rivers. Includes an indexed list of 172 parish names for each of the five uyezds, i.e. Barnaul', Biisk, Zmeinogorsk, Tomsk, and Kuznetsk. Includes a list of names of eighty local estates (dachas).

Karta Irkutskoi Gubernii. (Saint Petersburg: Kartograficheskoe zaved A. Il'ina, [18--]). Colored map. 1:2,100,000. Filed under Russia -- Irkutsk Gubernia -- [18--] -- 1:2,100,000 -- A. Il'ina

Late nineteenth century topographical map of the former Irkutsk Gubernia. Map depicts cities, towns, and villages; place names; Trans-Siberian Railway; roads; churches; post offices; rivers; gubernia and uyezd boundaries; and relief by hachures. Includes insets of the northern part of the gubernia and the city of Irkutsk.

Karta Irkutskoi Gubernii. (Saint Petersbur: Kartog. zav. G. De-Kel'sh', [1913]). Colored map. Scale 1:1,680,000. Filed under Russia -- Siberia -- Irkutsk Oblast -- [1913] -- 1:1,680,000 -- no author

Pre-revolutionary map showing settlement and land use in the former Irkutsk Gubernia. Map depicts lands long inhabited; lands of foreigners and Cossacks; colonization settlements formed before and during 1912; land improvement districts; lands suitable for raising cattle; forests; wells constructed; lands surveyed for reclamation; roads built, under constructions, and surveyed in 1912; churches, schools, and medical clinics; storehouse; residencies of superintendents; gubernia and uyezd boundaries; rivers; and place names.

Karta Tomskoii Gubernii. (Saint Petersburg: [Colonization Bureau of Russian Dept. of Agriculture], 1912). Lithograph, colored. Scale 1:1,680,000 or 40 versts to an inch. Filed under Russia -- Siberia -- Tomskaia Oblast (former Tomskoii Gubernii) -- 1912 -- 1:1,680,000 -- Colonization Bureau of Dept. of Agriculture

Map depicting land use and resettlement in Tomsk Gubernii prior to the Revolution. Map shows lands long inhabited by peasants and Cossacks; colonization districts formed before and during 1912; regions of land distribution and improvement in 1912; lands suitable for raising cattle; railroad and industrial settlements; Kyrgyz lands; forests; wells and cisterns constructed in 1912; roads in use, under construction, and surveyed in 1912; planned railroads; churches, schools, and medical clinics; storehouses; residents of colonization superintendents; towns and settlements; rivers; and place names. Includes legend. Includes and indexed list of sub-raions.

Karta Okrugov: Tomskoi, Kuznetskogo, Novo-Sibirskogo, Kamenskogo, Barnaul'skogo, Rubstokogo, Biiskogo, i Ourotskoi Avtonomn. Oblast. ([Tomsk: izdanie Tomskoi Kolozinatsianno-Pereselencheskoi Partii, 1927). Colored map. Scale 1:1,500,000 or 35,7 versts to an English inch. Filed under Russia -- Siberia -- Kuznetsk-Novosibirsk-Altai (Adm. Territory) -- 1927 -- 1:1,500,000 -- Tomskoi Colonization-Emigration Party

Map of the former Tomsk Gubernia in central Siberia in 1927. Map depicts cities, towns, and villages; oblast and gubernia boundaries; roads; railroads; rivers; and place names. Annotated by hand to show coal and ore mines, as well as limestone and clay deposits, in vicinity of Tom River. Map does not include legend.

The division holds ninety-six uncataloged maps depicting oblasts and other administrative subdivisions in the Russian Far East. They are arranged alphabetically by name and range in date from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century. Among them are the following: ten uncataloged maps of Amurskaia Oblast for the years 1860 to 1966; one uncataloged map of Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug from 1932; forty-one maps of Kamchatskaia Oblast from 1780 to 1966; fifteen maps of Khabarovskii Krai from the early twentieth century to 1968; two maps of Madaganskaia Oblast from 1957 and 1966; twenty-seven maps of Primorskii Krai from the early twentieth century to 1963; and one map of the Evreiskaia Autonomous Oblast from 1969. A few are elaborated upon below.


Karta Amurskoi Strany Pricoedinennoi Rossii Aigunskomy Dogovory, zakliuchennomu Grafom' Murav'evym'-Amurskym' 16 Maia 1858 goda i utverzhdennomy v' Pekin' traktatom' S'ity Ego Velichestva General' Maiora Iznatceva 2 Noiabra 1860 goda. (S.l.: s.n., 1860). Chromolithograh, colored. Scale 1:210,000. Filed under Russia -- Russian Far East -- Amurskaia Oblast -- 1860 -- 1:210,000 -- Russia Army General Staff

Russian Army map of the Amur region annexed by Russia from China and secured by Count Muravyov on May 16, 1858, in the Treaty of Aigun. Map shows the borders between China and Russia prior to and after the Treaty of Aigun; villages and settlements; rivers; place names; and relief by hachures.

Karta Priamurskago Voeenago Okrug. (S.l.: Voenno-Topograficheskogo Otdela, 1888). Chromolithograph. Scale 1:1,680,000. Filed under Russia -- Russia Far East -- Priamurskogo Military District -- [19--] -- 1:1,680,000 -- Military Topographical Dept.

Late nineteenth century map of Imperial Russia's Priamurski Military District. Maps shows towns and villages; place names; railroads; rivers; and shaded relief. Also shows, possibly by manuscript annotations, lands (in desiatins) under cultivation in 1910 and 1911. Map includes incomplete legend, with annotation indicating that 2,112,000 desiatins of land were plowed in the Priamurski District in 1911.

Mapa Zelenoï Ukraïni nakladom Ukraïnskoï Vidavnichoï Spilki v Kharbini. Man'dzhy-ti-go, Aziia. / Map of Green Ukraine published by the Ukrainian Publishing Co., Harbin. Manchoukuo, Asia. (Harbin: Ukrainian Publishing Co., 1937). Black-and-white photostats. Scale 1:3,500,000. Filed under Russia -- Russia Far East -- Khabarovskii Krai -- "Map of Green Ukraine" -- 1937 -- 1:3,500,000 -- Ukrainian Publ. Co.

Black-and-white photostat copy of map, source of original not cited, depicting Zeleny Klyn, or "Green Ukraine," in 1937 when it was part of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Once a site of resettlement for Ukrainians in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the area essentially is now Primorski Krai, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, and parts of Amur Olbast and Khabarovsk Krai. The map depicts towns and villages; operational and planned railroads; roads; radio stations; mines; lumber mills; state, oblast, okrug, and raion boundaries; rivers; place names; terrain classifications; and ethnicity and population classifications for Ukrainians, Koreans, etc. Four insets depict a physical map of Green Ukraine, Kamchatka Peninsula, the Far East, and area populated by Ukrainians in Eastern Europe.

Karta Primorskoi Oblasti. (Saint Petersburg: [Russian Dept. Agriculture], [1916]). Map, colored. Scale 1:1,400,000 or 40 versts to 1 inch. Filed under Russia -- Russian Far East -- Primorskii Krai -- [1916] -- 1:1,400,000 -- Colonization Bureau, Russian Dept. of Agriculture

Map depicts land settlement in Primorski Oblast in the early twentieth century. Identifies old inhabited lands; Cossack lands; colonized lands before and after 1912; districts for foreigners; cattle lands; industrial and railway settlements; districts with reservoirs and wells; roads built, roads under construction, and roads surveyed in 1912; churches, schools, and medical clinics; warehouses; and residences of colonization superintendents. Also depicts rivers and place names.

Saikin chosa Karafuto zenzu. Rosho Saharinto. / Complete map of Karafuto based on most recent surveys. Called Sakhalin in Russian. Masuda Ryozo. (Tokyo: Hakuaikan, Meiji 38 [1905]). Colored map. Scale 1:1,300,000. Filed under Russia -- Russian Far East -- Sakhalin Oblast -- 1:1,300,000 -- 1904/05 -- Masuda Ryozo

Map of Karafuto (Sakhalin Island) at the time of the Russo-Japanese War, with emphasis on the fishing industries of Russia and Japan. Map shows Russian settlements and administrative offices; administrative borders; roads; railroad; telegraph lines; submarine cables; coal mines; lighthouses and ports; and place names. Includes legend. Supplemental legends identify fishing grounds owned and leased by Japan and Russia; comparison of fish catches by Japan and Russia; and comparative number and value of Japanese and Russian fishing grounds. Three insets include tables noting Sakhalin's highest and lowest temperatures; a map of Sakhalin's population and ethnic groups, i.e. Ainu, Gilyak, Orochon, and Tungus/Yakuts; and a map of Korsakov and its environs. Beneath the title is a statement, in calligraphy, by Soejima Taneomi, a Japanese politician concerned with devising a solution to the Karafuto boundary issue between Japan and Russia.

Tsuketari Kamusasuka oyobi Enkai-shū chizu, sankō Karafuto gyogyōzu / New Map of New Territory, Karafuto. Supplemental maps: map of Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia), Karafuto fishing map. Sagano, Hikotarō (Tokyo: Kojima Taiseidō, Meiji 40 [1907]). Colored map. Scale 1:1,250,000. Filed under Russia --Russian Far East -- Sakhalin Oblast -- 1:1,380,000 -- Meiji 40 [1904]

Early twentieth century map of the Karafuto Prefecture after it became an external territory of Japan following the Russo-Japanese War. Map and insets, dated 1907, show the new territories and location of the Office of the Karafuto Prefecture and other administrative headquarters. Map depicts capitals, county office, district borders, military and village roads, telegraph cables, telegraph stations, submarine cables, signal posts, lighthouses, ports, coal mines, petroleum wells, villages, and relief by hachuring and spot heights. Also shows villages, including Russian settlements, Aino village, Orochoro Village, and Giriyaku Nikufun Village. Includes legend. Three insets, each with its own legend, include a map of the central part of the coast of Kamchatka Peninsula; a map of Japan with newly acquired territories in the Far East; and a map of the area surrounding Vladivostok, including the Lake Khanka region. Place names and text in Japanese Kanji.

Skematicheskaia Karta chasti Sakhalinskoi Obl. (S.l.: izdanie Pereselencheskogo Upravaleniia, 1917). Colored map. Scale 1:420,000 or 10 versts to an inch. Russia -- Russian Far East -- Sakhalin Oblast -- Land Use -- 1917 -- 1:420,000 -- Russian Emigration Bureau

Map depicting resettlement and land use in Sakhalin Oblast in 1917. Map shows land available for emigration immediately and in ten to fifteen years; reserved lands; lands divided among Cossacks; farm lands; lands belonging to foreigners; lands allotted to churches, monasteries, institutions, and cities; forest lands; roads; villages; oblast and uyezd boundaries; gold, silver, coal, and lead mines; rivers; and place names.

Set Maps

Moskva plan sostavlen i opechatan fabrikoĭ Kartolitografiia mosk. obl. kom. otd., Moskva 1935 g. (Moscow: Izd. Geodezicheskoĭ kontory Otdela gorodskikh zemelʹ Mossoveta : Izd. Otdela planirovki Mossoveta, [1935- ]). Maps, some photocopies. Scale 1:10,000. Filed under LC call number G7064 .M7 s10 .F3

Finely-drawn set of large scale maps of Moscow Oblast from the 1930s. Maps depict urban elements, including tram lines, detached buildings, buildings three-stories and higher, and city blocks. Maps also depict fruit gardens, ravines, rivers, canals, bridges, submerged lands, cemeteries, tree and clearing property lines, pastures, forests, parks, urban roads, country roads, highways, electric lines, municipal boundaries, and relief by spot heights and contours. Sheets are numbered in upper margin. Sheets include sheet index diagram and source materials note. Some sheets also have blank space in map area. Coverage is incomplete, but presumed complete in forty-two maps from sheet index diagram.

Russland 1:50,000. Umgebungskarte von Moskau. ([Berlin?]: Auftrage GenStdH., Abt. f. Kr. K. u. Verm. W., 1940-41). Colored maps. Scale 1:50,000. Filed under LC call number G7064 .M7A1 s50 .G4

Set of sixteen topographic maps of Moscow and its environs produced by the Germany General Staff for the invasion of Russia. Maps depict cities, towns, and villages; place names; railroads; highways, roads, and trails; rivers; high voltage, telephone, and telegraph lines; administrative boundaries; felled forests; gardens; swamps; peat bogs; factories, monuments, churches, chapel, windmills, watermills, and post and telegraph stations; and relief by contours and spot heights. Overprinted corrections include forests, lakes, canals, dams, and bridges. Each sheet includes legend, location diagram, and notes. Sheets based on 1:50,000 Russian Red Army maps. Graphic index included with set.

Topograficheskoi Karty Chastei S. Peterburgskoi i Vyborgskoi Gubernii. (S.l.: s.n., [1858-]). Chromolithographs. Scale 1:42,000 or 1 verst to an inch. Filed under LC call number G7063 .L4 s42 .E4

Well-executed, softly colored, large scale set of maps fifty-two sheets of Saint Petersburg and Vyborg gubernias from the second half of the nineteenth century. Maps illustrate cities, towns, and villages; developed areas within cities and towns; roads and streets; bridges; railroads; railroad stations; rivers and creeks; canals and drainage; gardens; cultivated and uncultivated vegetation; submerged lands; and relief by hachures. Graphic index included with set.


Topograficheskii Mezhevoi Atlas' Tverskoii Gbernii sostavlennyi v' 1848 i 1849 godakh' Chinami Mezhevago Korpusa i Topografami voennago obshchestva. (Moscow: Imperatorskim' Russkim' Geograficheskom' Obshchestvom', 1855). Chromolithographs. Scale 1:84,000. Currently uncataloged but filed in the division under LC call number G2118 .K25 R85 1853 folio.

Finely-drawn and detailed topographic survey atlas of Tver Province compiled in 1848-49 by officers of the Imperial Russian Survey and Topographic Group. Atlas comprises ninety-four separate chromolithographic plates. Sheets show towns and villages; number of households in each village; cemeteries; gardens and orchards; lakes, rivers, river crossings, and streams; bridges; water mills; post stations; forest houses; seven types of marshlands; forests and cleared lands; general survey lines of dachas or estates, with catalog numbers; gubernia and uyezd boundaries; highways, post roads, commercial roads, and winter roads; railroad line; and relief by shaded tinting. Includes separate graphic index and legend sheets.