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85310 Mediteranska 8, Budva, Dalmatia (Montenegro)
85310 Mediteranska 8, Budva, Dalmatia (Montenegro)

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RGADA (Rosiiskii Gosudarstvennyi Arkhiv Drevnikh Aktov – Russian State Archive of Old Acts, Moscow), Hold. 192, Reg. 1 (II/i/Tobolsk governorate), file 1: ‘LANDMAP. DESCRIPTION OF ISET’ PROVINCE…’ (Landkarta. Opisaniye mest Isetskoy Provintsii ot sela Voskresenskago Tobol’nykh Ishimskikh i Tarskago uyezdu farpostov dazhe do reki Irtysha do Bol’sharetskago farpostu…).


A colored map, made with black ink on paper and folded into 6 parts, each larger than A3 (+10 cm from the bottom and +5 cm from the right). Seen in archive by 9 people from 1960s. Borders of the mapped territory: from the Verkhneyeitskaya krepost’ in the lower right corner to Tobolsk in the middle of the upper frame, to the middle flow of Irtysh river, the Omsk fortress and the Achairskii outpost in the east (right edge of the map). Content of the map: rivers, cities, fortresses, outposts, redoubts, settlements, some villages, the Old Ishim line. Longitudes from the left edge of the frame (approximately the Ural ridge), the entire map stretches from 0° to 15°; latitudes from 53°30′N to 58°00′N.  Scale is ’10 versts in 1 inch’. Left tributaries of Tobol river are ignored. Cartouche at the top left, scale at the bottom right, next to it is an ink signature, not so clear: “Geodesy porutchik (senior lieutenant) [Moiseev?] has testified the authenticity [of the map], March 7, 1745.

This electronic copy was made by RGADA stuff in 2019.

Copy was ordered and now is published by Sergei Rasskasov, financed by:
Alexei Novoselov, Univ. of Concepción, Chile.
Vera Kuklina, George Washington Univ., USA.
Nina Kuznetsova, retired, Siberia.

First publication of this map: Sergei Rasskasov «The Steppe of Nomadic Kirghiz-Kaisaks»: the Qazaq Steppe on Russian maps of the 18th – 19th centuries and the Early Modern cartography as a source for studying the geographical imagination of the Central and North Asia. (2023). Qazaq Historical Review1 (1), 122-139.

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