Auction 100, Lot 356

"Topographische Vorstellung der Neuen Russischen Haupt-Residenz und See-Stadt St. Petersburg…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Russia

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
58.4 x 49.5 cm

Splendid city plan of St. Petersburg depicting the development of the grand city with its fortifications and palaces. An inset map at top left shows the strategic position of the city and its vicinity, and another inset provides a view of the Crohn Schlot, a huge battery built in 1704 to protect the city. The map is dedicated to Czar Peter the Great with the huge (uncolored) title cartouche featuring a portrait of the czar surrounded by the Muses and allegorical representations of the classical sciences.

References:

Condition: B

Short fold separation at bottom, just entering map. Some minor marginal tears. A few wormholes at top center and in title, with old repairs on verso, else very good with beautiful original color.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/12/2002

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