Map of Western Siberia with the Kyrgyz Steppe.Central Headquarters of the Siberian Division, 1848 Stock Code: 121040
Impressive and important map covering most of the territory of modern Kazakhstan, an area referred to throughout the 19th century as the Kyrgyz Steppe. Unquestionably one of the first detailed maps that show the region, based on modern scientific surveys. The map shows both capitals of the country - Almaty (at that time called Verniy) and Astana (at the time Akmolinskoe). It is interesting that the founding of Almaty is conventionally given as 1854 when the Russians began construction of Fort Verniy, established to protect the borders of the Empire, however the town is already present on this map from some six years earlier.
Large (1310 x 990 mm) engraved map, dissected into 16 panels and mounted on linen.
Light browning, some marginal staining, but overall very good; embossed stamps in lower corners carrying the Imperial Russian arms, with lettering quite legible (?"Topographic[al] Central Headquarters"), contemporary annotations with underlinings in red and green.
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