SOVIET CARTOGRAPHY / THEMATIC CARTOGRAPHY / NATURE CONSERVATION: Охрана природы в СССР [Nature Conservation in USSR]
Author: I. Ja. SUKENIK, main editor.
Place and Year: Moscow: Главное управление геодезии и картографии при Совете Министров СССР [General Directorate of Geodesy and Cartography under the Council of Ministers of the USSR] (1978) 1987.
Technique: Colour lithograph on laminated paper 113 x 172 cm (44.5 x 67.7 inches) (soft folds, otherwise in a good condition).
A gigantic map in Russian language presents the Soviet Union with its flora and fauna and the country’s alleged awareness for preserving the nature. It was printed in bright colours on laminated paper.
Different colours of the background mark types of landscapes as the zoomorphic symbols present types of woods and various animal species. Round green symbols mark the national reservoirs with ongoing international scientific researches, square green symbols national protected parks, red dots the cities, where the air quality is monitored regularly, black upside-down triangle the land reclamation on the mining areas, black comb-like lines the irrigation canals, black lines with arrows mudflow dams etc.
The first edition of this map, which was intended for high schools, was published in 1978 and this is a corrected and revised edition from 1987.