Imperiia: a spatial history of the Russian EmpireMain MenuAboutDashboardsData CatalogMapStoriesGalleriesGamesWho said history was boring?Map ShelfTeach Our ContentCiting the ProjectKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5The Imperiia Project // Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
12020-04-29T21:24:31-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f594Full Title: General'naia karta Kamchatskago okruga i Kuril'skikh ostrovov // by Vasilii Petrovich Piadyshev (St. Petersburg, 1829) // David Rumsey Map Collection. Catalog entry: https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/an310oplain2020-04-30T17:38:43-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5
This page has tags:
12020-04-29T21:36:04-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5Pairing 2 (Round of Sixteen)Kelly O'Neill11plain2020-05-05T13:54:16-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5
This page is referenced by:
12020-04-30T17:39:18-04:00The General5the map of Kamchatka the world had been waiting forplain2020-05-04T20:14:54-04:001829Had the world been waiting on pins-and-needles for an authoritative mapping of Kamchatka? Anything is possible. Let's pretend that it was.
The General Map of Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands was that mapping. Lt. Colonel Vasilii Petrovich Piadyshev oversaw the first truly comprehensive and "accurate" atlas of the Russian Empire. This immense cartographic project was conducted by the General Staff in the 1820s, and it would serve as a key source for maps of Russia produced elsewhere in Europe in subsequent decades.
Mindful of the linguistic profile of educated Russians and of the scientific community abroad, titles, legend, and placenames are offered in both Russian and French.
Two post routes lead northward from Petropavlovsk. The main (inland) route follows the Kamchatka River past Verkhne Kamtchatsk (with a local spur leading east to Nijne Kamtchatsk), while the local route heads due west and follows the coast up the peninsula.
Kamchatka has been extracted from its surroundings: mainland Siberia is nowhere to be seen.