The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

Garden Locator

"Gardens of Crimea" highlights the 809 orchards registered as state properties in the early years of Russian imperial rule. The registers associate each orchard plot with one of eighty-nine villages, but for thirty we have data identifying tree quantities and types. Those thirty villages are highlighted in this project.

Ready to turn the clock back to the early nineteenth century? In 1817 the Military Topographical Depot of the Russian General Staff produced a ground-breaking topographical survey map of Crimea. We have cartographer Semyon Mukhin to thank for the map.
Mukhin published his map twenty-four years after the compilation of the garden registers, but this is the first map produced at a scale that allows us a detailed look at the peninsula's topography. Move your cursor across the details below to see the garden locations.

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