Auction 110, Lot 518

"Plan de la Ville Capitale S. Petersbourg", Sawinkow, A.

Subject: Russia

Period: 1810 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
36.5 x 24 inches
92.7 x 61 cm

Extremely scarce Russian folding city plan with Cyrillic and French title and keys. The map is a beautiful illustration of the Imperial capital city during the reign of Alexander I with its traditional regular street layout and eleven districts. The map provides excellent detail of the public buildings, docks and shipyards, fortifications, palaces, churches, hospitals, universities, etc. Keys at sides (at left in Cyrillic). This map was published just prior to Napoleon's invasion of Russia.

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Condition: A

Superb original color. Folding as issued.

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,750

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 3/2/2005

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