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Yudin Collection at the Library of Congress: A Resource Guide

Geography & Map

Karta Eniseĭskoĭ gubernīi Krasnoi︠a︡rskago okruga : sostavlena 1859 goda. [1859]. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

The Geography & Map Division holds 24 maps with known provenance from the Yudin collection. Most of the Yudin maps describe Russian cities and provinces, especially St. Petersburg and the Eniseisk District in Siberia. These locations reflect Yudin's biography and interests; the Eniseisk District is near Yudin's home in Krasnoiarsk and Yudin primarily purchased rare books in St. Petersburg.

It is interesting to note that the maps of the Eniseisk District describe gold deposits in the region. This is likely due to the fact that Yudin was involved in gold mining and established a mining company in the 1870s, though the venture was ultimately unsuccessful.

The collection also includes maps of cities outside of Russia, notably Vienna and Baku. A highlight of the collection is a group of maps created by the renowned 18th-century German cartographers Matthaeus Seutter and Tobias Conrad Lotter. All maps, including those in the following list, can be requested in the Geography & Map Reading Room.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.