"Ingermanlandiae seu Ingriae novissima Tabula luci tradita", Homann Heirs
Period: 1734 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22 x 18.6 inches
55.9 x 47.2 cm
This wonderful map depicts the vicinity of St. Petersburg and is 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 example is the second state with text in bottom border.
Strong impression with full original coloring on thick paper with watermark and original margins. Water stain just entering map at sides and bottom corners. Toned along centerfold with two small worm tracks just at centerfold.