Auction 112, Lot 533

"Plan of St. Petersburg, with its Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703", Anon.

Subject: Russia - St. Petersburg

Period: 1749 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.7 x 7.5 inches
24.6 x 19.1 cm

A fine copper engraved map of the city and fort with a decorative title cartouche. It shows Menzikoffs Island, which was designed for a new city with all the streets and canals laid out, but very little was built at the time. Above the map is another map titled "The Harbour of Crownslot River Neva, Canal made from the said River to the R. Wolschowa." This maps depicts the vicinity from the Emperor's palace, west of St. Petersburg, to the Wolschowa River.

References: Jolly GENT-65.

Condition: A

Couple tiny edge tears.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/28/2005