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1770 Gmelin Reise pl 043.jpg
This map of the city of Astrakhan' was produced by Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin and was included in the second volume (1774) of his work "Reise durch Russland zur Untersuchung der drei Natur-Reiche."

1693 Witsen Astrachan.jpeg
This illustration accompanies the second volume of N. Witsen's "Noord en Oost Tartarye" (1705). It offers two views of the city of Astrkahan', one of which foregrounds the city's vineyards.

de Bruyn 1714 01 Title Page.jpeg
Cornelius de Bruyn's 2-volume work, "Travels in Muscovy, Persia and part of the East-Indies ..." (1737) details de Bruyn's extensive travels which took him from Moscow in 1703 to Isfahan, and from there on to Persepolis (1704). De Bruyn returned to…

1763 Bell title.jpg
This edition of John Bell's "Travels..." was printed in two volumes detailing Bell's travels from 1715 through 1718 along the Volga River, the Caspian Sea and into Persia.

Blackwell E 1737 pl 153 Vitis Vinifera.jpg
This is a botanical illustration of the wine grape (Vitis vinifera) taken from Elizabeth Blackwell's 1737 "A Curious Herbal," plate 153.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).
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