Imperiia: a spatial history of the Russian EmpireMain MenuAboutGuidebook to a Lost Empirea Twitter thread / timeline / map story mashupDeal: History through Playing CardsMapStoriesGalleriesTimelinesTeach Our ContentConsult the MapToponimika (the Imperiia Gazetteer)Citing the ProjectKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5The Imperiia Project // Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
12020-08-16T23:07:23-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f591Item in the set of geographic playing cards produced in Russia in 1856. These were elaborately illustrated, beautifully-produced playing cards laden with pedagogical and ideological value. There is one card for each province of the Russian Empire.plain2020-08-16T23:07:23-04:001856LoC_RussianGeogCards36.jpgKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5
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12020-08-17T02:40:05-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5The Playing Cards: patience solutionKelly O'Neill5structured_gallery2021-02-09T11:53:53-05:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5
Provincial town: Gel'singfors Area (sq miles): 5,109 Population: 138,106 Population density: 27 people per square mile Towns: 4 Trade note: Trade is significant in grain, wood and fish. Climate note: healthful
the first-class fortress at Sveaborg
the second-class fortress Svartgol'm [Svartkhol'm]
NB: Niuland Province does not appear on the "In the Cards" data visualization. The 1820s atlas on which the provincial boundaries are based did not include Niuland as a separate administrative unit, though its status was formalized by 1831.