This is a fine example of the 1832 Delamarche map of european Russia. It covers the northern part of european Russia from the Arctic Ocean to Moscow and from Sweden to the Ural Mountains. In 1825, Russian army officers, called the Decembrists, protested against Nicholas I's ascension to the throne. The Decembrists, so named because their revolt started in December, favored Nicholas I'st brother, Constantine, who seemed amenable to a British style constitutional monarchy. When Constantine abdicated the throne in 1825, the Decembrists refused to accept the more autocratic rule of Nicholas I. Had Constantine not abdicated and the Decembrists been successful, the bloody Bolshevik Revolution may never have occurred. Various cities, towns, rivers, lakes and other topographical details are marked. Issued as part of Delamarche's Atlas de la Geographie.