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1753 Handway title.jpg
This 4 volume work by Jonas Hanway details much of the economic activity enriching the Russian Empire along the edges of the Caspian Sea in the 1740s and 50s.

1737 Blackwell Mulberry.jpg
This is a botanical illustration of the black mulberyy (Morus nigra vulgaris) taken from Elizabeth Blackwell's 1737 "A Curious Herbal," plate 153.

This is a manuscript map, kept in the Department of Manuscripts, Library of the Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). It was created between 1700 and 1705 and features prominently both the trading quarters of the city and some of the city's gardens.

This is a composite map made in WorldMap projecting the location of state, church, and private gardens around the outskirts of Astrakhan' in 1774.

Olearius 1656 Karta Wolgae 01.jpg
This map of the Volga River appears in Adam Olearius, Vermehrte Moscowistische und Persianische Reiseebeschreibung ... (1656)

1728 Delisle J N Maris Caspii 02.jpg
This is J. N. Delisle's 1728 map of the Caspian Sea, published in St. Petersburg as part of I. K. Kirilov's "Russischer Atlas" (1745).

1735 Maas Caspian and Persia.jpeg
This is Isaac Maasa's 1735 map of the Caspian Sea, featuring the eastern shore, the Aral Sea and what were then the lands of the Uzbecks and Kalmykia on the northern edge of the Persian Empire.

Astracan 1764 _Page_3.tiff
Map of the town of Astrakhan' by french cartographer Jean-Baptiste Croissey.

Gmelin Reise title cut.png
This 4-volume work by Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin is a rich account of the nature throughout Russia's southern regions.

Blackwell E 1737 pl 157 Watermellon.jpg
This is a botanical illustration of the water mellon (Citrullus or Anguria) taken from Elizabeth Blackwell's 1737 "A Curious Herbal," plate 157.
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