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Map Erewani hatakagitsě 1920 tʻ Plan of Yerevan 1920 / drawn by M. Astvadzaturean

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  • Erewani hatakagitsě 1920 tʻ

Other Title

  • Plan of Yerevan 1920 / drawn by M. Astvadzaturean


  • "The modern city of Yerevan dates its origins to the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC. It has been inhabited continuously ever since, and its citizens delight in pointing out that their city is older than Rome. Yerevan, however, remained a relatively small city until after the Russian conquest of the Caucasus in the early 19th century. It later became the capital of the short-lived First Armenian Republic (also called the Democratic Republic of Armenia), the first independent Armenian state since the fall of the Cilician Kingdom of Armenia in 1375. The country was created in May 28, 1918, out of the chaos that followed the end of World War I and lasted until late November-early December 1920. This large-scale map of Yerevan was probably published by the government of the republic shortly before the Bolshevik takeover. It shows the city as it appeared before the implementation, in 1924-36, of architect Alexander Tamanian's master plan for Yerevan, which transformed the character of the city from a regional town to a major metropolis. The map is hand-colored to show land use and includes an index to points of interest." World Digital Library.


  • Astuatsaturean, M.

Created / Published

  • [Yerevan? : s.n., 1920]


  • -  Yerevan (Armenia)--Maps
  • -  Armenia--Yerevan


  • Maps


  • -  General-content city street map hand col. to show generalized land use.
  • -  Includes index to points of interest.
  • -  LC copy accompanied by small-scale reverse-image photocopy of principal map (in mylar envelope affixed to inside of top cover).
  • -  LC copy imperfect: Fragile, brittle, fold-lined, missing small sections of margins along sheet edges.
  • -  LC copy mounted under clear mylar sheet on paper backing within paperboard frame.
  • -  Note printed on title label affixed to cover: A First Republic era map of Yerevan before Tamanian's master plan (1924).
  • -  Originally printed on 2 sheets (now conjoined).
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.


  • 1 map : hand col. ; 77 x 107 cm., in stiff paperboard cover 100 x 128 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G7154.Y4 1920 .A8


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2012586642

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Astuatsaturean, M. Erewani HatakagitsěTʻ. [Yerevan?: s.n, 1920] Map.

APA citation style:

Astuatsaturean, M. (1920) Erewani HatakagitsěTʻ. [Yerevan?: s.n] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Astuatsaturean, M. Erewani HatakagitsěTʻ. [Yerevan?: s.n, 1920] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.