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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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India’s Mughal Treasure-House
Engagement Symbol   Russian Conquests, 1734: A German Depiction
    Russian Conquests, 1734: A German Depiction
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Russia Symbol   Peter’s Triumph
    Peter’s Triumph
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Russia Symbol   A Mature Peter
    A Mature Peter
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Engagement Symbol   Russians Learn the Art of French Fortifications
    Russians Learn the Art of French Fortifications
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World Symbol   Mapping Muslim Kingdoms
    Mapping Muslim Kingdoms
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World Symbol   India’s Mughal Treasure-House
    India’s Mughal Treasure-House
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World Symbol    India’s Mughal Treasure-House

John Ogilby (1600–1676)
Asia, the first part. Being an accurate description of Persia. The Vast Empire of the Great Mogol
London: the author, 1673
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This scene represents the magnificence of the Mughal court in India, with its fountains, gardens, palaces, and pavilions. In the background, contesting behemoths entertain the shah, and visiting diplomats or governors prostrate themselves before the emperor, seated on his throne. A menagerie of animals, exotic to Russians and most Europeans, heads along an avenue fronting Delhi, the capital city. John Ogilby borrowed this etching for part one of his book.