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Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825
1453 Through the Reign of Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584) The Time of Troubles to the First Romanovs (1598-1682) Peter the Great and His Legacy (1682-1762) The Age of Catherine the Great (1762-1801) The Reign of Emperor Alexander I (1801-1825)


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Russia's Globalization:
A Key

Events marked Russia Symbol are specific to Muscovy/Russia's internal development.
Those marked World Symbol are important world historical or cultural events.
Engagement Symbol indicates specific points of sociocultural or military engagement between Muscovy/Russia and foreign powers or individuals.

Engagement Symbol   Russian Conquests, 1734: A German Depiction
    Russian Conquests, 1734: A German Depiction
NYPL, Slavic and Baltic Division
Russia Symbol   Peterís Triumph
    Peterís Triumph
NYPL, Map Division
Russia Symbol   A Mature Peter
    A Mature Peter
Slavic and Baltic Division

Engagement Symbol   Russians Learn the Art of French Fortifications
    Russians Learn the Art of French Fortifications
NYPL, Slavic and Baltic Division

World Symbol   Mapping Muslim Kingdoms
    Mapping Muslim Kingdoms
NYPL, Map Division

World Symbol   India’s Mughal Treasure-House
    Indiaís Mughal Treasure-House
NYPL, General Research Division
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Engagement Symbol    Russian Conquests, 1734: A German Depiction

Ingermanlandiae seu Ingriae Novissima Tabula [The Most Up-to-date Record of Ingermanland or Ingria]
Nuremberg: Heirs of Johann Baptist Homann, 1734
NYPL, Slavic and Baltic Division, Bates-Pantuhoff Collection

Ingria, a disputed territory for centuries, was annexed to Russia by Peter the Great in 1721 at the conclusion of the Great Northern War with Sweden. The region formed a protective land barrier around his new city of St. Petersburg, which we see in the tapestry at upper left, helpfully displayed by thoughtful putti. Warlike ships are on parade in this view. At the lower right, various sea nymphs pay homage to Neptune, God of the Sea.