This is a beautiful example of Stieler's 1873 map of central Russia. It covers from the eastern part of Lake Ladoga east as far as Perm and south as far as Okhtyrka (Achtyrka), now in the Ukraine. Russia at this time was under the suzerainty of Tzar Alexander the II. Alexander is best known for his liberal reforms including the emancipation Reform of 1861 which liberated Russia's countless serfs and is considered to be the most important event in 19th century Russian history. Map is densely detailed with both political and physical data. Various cities, mountains, roads, rivers and an assortment of additional topographical details are noted. Printed to a high production standard, as was typical of German and especially Perthes/Stieler maps of this period. Published by the Justus Perthes firm for issue as plate no. 37d in the 1873 edition of Stieler's Hand-Atlas.