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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.

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

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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."

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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