Auction 109, Lot 509

"Ingermanlandiae seu Ingriae novissima Tabula luci tradita", Homann Heirs

Subject: Russia

Period: 1734 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 18.5 inches
55.9 x 47 cm

A wonderful map of the vicinity of St. Petersburg and a superb example of Homann's bold engraving style. The region, known as Ingria, was annexed by Peter the Great in 1721 at the conclusion of the Great Northern War with Sweden. The region formed a protective land barrier around the city of St. Petersburg and the map provides excellent information on the defenses of the city. At upper left is a fabulous engraving of the city and harbor filled with warships. In the opposite corner is an elaborate title cartouche showing sea nymphs paying homage to Neptune. This is the first state without text in bottom border.

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Condition: A

Strong impression and original color. Few spots of stray color, else very fine.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/1/2004

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