1st State Cartographic Institution, Petrograd
The 1st State Cartographic Institution was formerly the Il'in print shop located on the Priazhka Embankment in St. Petersburg (Petrograd). Aleksandr Alekseevich Il'in (1858-1942) was a cartographer, business leader and a member of the St. Petersburg State Council of Elections prior to the October Revolution. His shop was the first private cartographic business in St. Petersburg to produce military maps, railway maps, and atlases. Aleksandr Il'in died during the infamous Leningrad Blockade of World War II.