Book/Printed Material Geograficheskiĭ leksikon" Rossiĭskago gosudarstva, ili Slovar', opisui︠u︡shchiĭ po azbuchnomu pori︠a︡dku ri︠e︡ki, ozera, mori︠a︡, gory, goroda, kri︠e︡posti, znatnye monastyri, ostrogi, i︠a︡sashnyi︠a︡ zimovii︠a︡, rudnye zavody, i prochii︠a︡ dostopami︠a︡tnyi︠a︡ mi︠e︡sta obshirnoĭ Rossiĭskoĭ imperii. Географическiй лексиконъ Россiйскаго государства, или Словарь, описующiй по азбучному порядку рѣки, озера, моря, горы, города, крѣпости, знатные монастыри, остроги, ясашныя зимовiя, рудные заводы, и прочiя достопамятныя мѣста обширной Российской имперiи.

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  • Geograficheskiĭ leksikon" Rossiĭskago gosudarstva, ili Slovar', opisui︠u︡shchiĭ po azbuchnomu pori︠a︡dku ri︠e︡ki, ozera, mori︠a︡, gory, goroda, kri︠e︡posti, znatnye monastyri, ostrogi, i︠a︡sashnyi︠a︡ zimovii︠a︡, rudnye zavody, i prochii︠a︡ dostopami︠a︡tnyi︠a︡ mi︠e︡sta obshirnoĭ Rossiĭskoĭ imperii.

Other Title

  • Географическiй лексиконъ Россiйскаго государства, или Словарь, описующiй по азбучному порядку рѣки, озера, моря, горы, города, крѣпости, знатные монастыри, остроги, ясашныя зимовiя, рудные заводы, и прочiя достопамятныя мѣста обширной Российской имперiи.

Translated Title

  • Geographical Lexicon of the Russian State, or Dictionary, Listing Rivers, Lakes, Seas, Mountains, Cities, Fortresses, Famous Monasteries, Forts, Winter Camps of the Yasak-payers, Ore Mills, and Other Notable Places of the Vast Russian Empire in Alphabetical Order.

Summary

  • Geograficheskii leksikon Rossiiskogo gosudarstva (Geographical lexicon of the Russian state) is a compendium of important natural and cultural landmarks in the Russian Empire. Published in 1773 in the early part of the reign of Catherine the Great (1729-96), the work is dedicated to the Russian empress and her son, the future emperor Paul I (1754-1801). The initial page displays a double-headed eagle, the symbol of the Russian tsars. The book includes entries arranged in alphabetical order for a wide variety of sites and natural features, including rivers, mountains, lakes, seas, cities, factories, monasteries, and fortresses. Some entries contain statistics on size, distance (in versts, the tsarist-era unit of distance equal to approximately 1.07 kilometers) or population measures by class or occupation where applicable. They also include short descriptive material about each place as well as brief historical information where appropriate and distances to other major nearby geographical locations or regional cities. The information about proximity to Moscow and Saint Petersburg provides convenient points of reference that help in understanding the vast sweep of the Russian Empire. There is a table with geographic coordinates of latitude and longitude for select entries at the end of the lexicon. The scholar who supervised this work was Gerhard Friedrich Müller, a prominent German historian and ethnographer who worked in Russia for most of his career. Müller was famous for his role in the Great Northern Expedition (1733-43), which explored the easternmost reaches of the Russian Empire, including the Kamchatka Peninsula and Alaska (Russian America). Vitus Bering's second voyage to Alaska in 1741, in which he finally sighted land, was a part of this larger scientific endeavor. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Polunin, Fedor Afanasʹevich, 1735 or 1736-1782 or 1783 , author.
  • Müller, Gerhard Friedrich, 1705-1783 , contributor.
  • Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796.
  • Paul I, Emperor of Russia, 1754-1801 , dedicatee.

Headings

  • -  maps
  • -  Siberia
  • -  geographical dictionary
  • -  Description and travel
  • -  Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • -  Expeditions and surveys
  • -  Physical geography
  • -  Russian Federation

Notes

  • -  Original text at: Russian State Library

Medium

  • 479 pages, illustrations ; 21 cm

Source Collection

  • Rare Books from the Russian State Library

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018694168

Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Polunin, Fedor AfanasʹEvich, 1735 Or Or 1783 , Author, Gerhard Friedrich Müller, Empress Of Russia Catherine Ii, and Emperor Of Russia Paul I. Geograficheskiĭ leksikon" Rossiĭskago gosudarstva, ili Slovar', opisui︠u︡shchiĭ po azbuchnomu pori︠a︡dku ri︠e︡ki, ozera, mori︠a︡, gory, goroda, kri︠e︡posti, znatnye monastyri, ostrogi, i︠a︡sashnyi︠a︡ zimovii︠a︡, rudnye zavody, i prochii︠a︡ dostopami︠a︡tnyi︠a︡ mi︠e︡sta obshirnoĭ Rossiĭskoĭ imperii. 1773. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018694168/.

APA citation style:

Polunin, F. A., Müller, G. F., Catherine Ii, E. O. R. & Paul I, E. O. R. (1773) Geograficheskiĭ leksikon" Rossiĭskago gosudarstva, ili Slovar', opisui︠u︡shchiĭ po azbuchnomu pori︠a︡dku ri︠e︡ki, ozera, mori︠a︡, gory, goroda, kri︠e︡posti, znatnye monastyri, ostrogi, i︠a︡sashnyi︠a︡ zimovii︠a︡, rudnye zavody, i prochii︠a︡ dostopami︠a︡tnyi︠a︡ mi︠e︡sta obshirnoĭ Rossiĭskoĭ imperii. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018694168/.

MLA citation style:

Polunin, Fedor AfanasʹEvich, 1735 Or Or 1783 , Author, et al. Geograficheskiĭ leksikon" Rossiĭskago gosudarstva, ili Slovar', opisui︠u︡shchiĭ po azbuchnomu pori︠a︡dku ri︠e︡ki, ozera, mori︠a︡, gory, goroda, kri︠e︡posti, znatnye monastyri, ostrogi, i︠a︡sashnyi︠a︡ zimovii︠a︡, rudnye zavody, i prochii︠a︡ dostopami︠a︡tnyi︠a︡ mi︠e︡sta obshirnoĭ Rossiĭskoĭ imperii. 1773. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018694168/>.