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Astrakhan


Astrakhan is a city in southern Russia located on the Volga River, very near to the Caspian Sea. As of the 2002 census, Astrakhan had a population of 504,501.

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Astrakhan Anno 1770: Its History, Geography, Population, Trade, Flora, Fauna and Fisheries

By Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin

Brand: Mage Publishers
Paperback (248 pages)

Astrakhan Anno 1770: Its History, Geography, Population, Trade, Flora, Fauna and Fisheries
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In 1770, Astrakhan, on the left bank of the Volga River close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea, was Russia's most important southern port through which all its trade with Iran and the Orient was conducted. Astrakhan had been a Tatar city until 1556 (when Ivan the Terrible conquered it), a fact reflected in the composition of its population in 1770: Tatars, Russians, Armenians, and Iranians.

Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin, a young member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, lived for almost a year in the city in 1770 and left a very detailed account of its geography, history, people, economy, flora, and fauna. Gmelin first describes the model colony of Sarepta established, by special agreement with the Russian government, by the German Moravian Brothers in 1765. Then he moves his narrative to Astrakhan, the Russian outpost on the Caspian Sea and provides us with a detailed description of its history, including that of Stenko Razin's 1672 rebellion that devastated the port and its people.

Gmelin takes us on an extensive tour of the city and provides us detailed plans and panoramas of the city, which was also important for its fisheries and salt works. All these economic activities are described in great detail, as are the flora and fauna of the city's environs. Gmelin's descriptions of these activities are embellished with exquisite drawings that show the people, their activities, the plants, and the animals. The descriptions of the city, its people and their activities are so vivid and given in such detail that the reader will literally be taken back in time and place.

City Maps Astrakhan Russia

By James McFee

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (24 pages)

City Maps Astrakhan Russia
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City Maps Astrakhan Russia is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.

Through Russia: From St. Petersburg to Astrakhan and the Crimea (Classic Reprint)

By Maria Guthrie Katharine Blanche Guthrie

Guthrie Maria Guthrie Katharine Blanche
Released: 2017-02-09
Paperback (342 pages)

Through Russia: From St. Petersburg to Astrakhan and the Crimea (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Through Russia: From St. Petersburg to Astrakhan and the Crimea

In placing these volumes before the public, it will perhaps not be amiss to preface them with a few words.

My daughter and myself left London with the intention of studying the Art collections contained in the museums of Dresden, Berlin, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, and perhaps Moscow; and of then finding our way down the Danube, and, via Constantinople, Smyrna, and the Piraeus, to Borne, where we designed to winter.

We were, however, induced to make a slight alteration in our plans. During the month we spent in Moscow, we got so thoroughly interested in Russia and its people, that we did not like the idea of retracing our steps without seeing more of them. "All roads lead to Rome." Why not descend the Volga, and cross the Crimea?

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Through Russia: From St. Petersburg To Astrakhan And The Great Crimea (Russia observed)

By Katherine Blanche Guthrie

Arno Pr
Hardcover (287 pages)

Through Russia: From St. Petersburg To Astrakhan  And The Great Crimea (Russia observed)
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Moscow to Astrakhan (Russia) 1:600,000 Route Map AGT

By AGT Moscow

AGT Moscow
Map (2 pages)

Moscow to Astrakhan (Russia) 1:600,000 Route Map AGT
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Moscow to Astrakhan (Russia) 1:600,000 Route Map AGT

This double-sided map at 1:600,000 shows the driving route from Moscow to Volgograd and then along the Volga River to Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea. Included is an overview plan of Moscow plus a map of the Volga River delta. This is a Russian-made map and is, therefore, in Russian (i.e. Cyrillic).

Astrakhan is the oldest economic and cultural center of the Lower Volga.

Volga River from Volgograd to Caspian Sea 1:400,000 AGT

By AGT Russia

AGT Russia
Map (2 pages)

Volga River from Volgograd to Caspian Sea 1:400,000 AGT
 
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Volga River from Volgograd to Caspian Sea 1:400,000 AGT

Regional map of the Volga river from Volgograd (previously Stalingrad) to Astrakhan with its delta and Caspian Sea coast at 1:400,000. More detailed inset maps show the urban areas of Volgograd and Astrakhan. The map is designed for fishing and includes a great amount of information for fishermen on reverse. Cartography indicates roads with distances, dirt tracks, railways with stations, river ferries, gas stations, accommodation, car repair shops, and infrastructure and services important to fishermen.

This map is made in Russia and is 100% in Russian.

Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England, by Bussorah, Bagdad, The Ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, The Court of Persia, The Western Shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney, Novogorod, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh in the Year 1824. 2 vol

By George Thomas Keppel

Henry Colburn
Hardcover

Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England, by Bussorah, Bagdad, The Ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, The Court of Persia, The Western Shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney, Novogorod, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh in the Year 1824. 2 vol
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Bookplate of Earl of Ellenborough's Heirlooms with Ellenborough's signature on upper boards

Smirnov P. Putevye zapiski po Kalmyckim stepyam Astrahanskoj gubernii./Smirnov P. Travel notes in Kalmykia steppes of the Astrakhan province.

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Smirnov P. Putevye zapiski po Kalmyckim stepyam Astrahanskoj gubernii./Smirnov P. Travel notes in Kalmykia steppes of the Astrakhan province.
 
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Series: Our Heritage. Elista. Kalmyk publishing house. 1999. 248s. hardcover, slightly increased. format.

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Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England, by Bussorah, Bagdad, the Ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia, the Western Shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney Novogorod, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh: in the Year 1824

By earl of Albemarle George Thomas Keppel

Adegi Graphics LLC
Paperback (363 pages)

Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England, by Bussorah, Bagdad, the Ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia, the Western Shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney Novogorod, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh: in the Year 1824
 
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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Henry Colburn in London, 1827. This book is in English. This book contains 363 pages. This book contains color illustrations.


 
 
 

 
 
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