Auction 127, Lot 496

"The Gulf of Finland and Baltic Sea with the Fortified Places from Stockholm to St. Petersburg … Designed to Show the Operations of the British & French Fleets", Wyld, James

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
27 x 18.8 inches
68.6 x 47.8 cm

Uncommon pocket map of the Baltic area naming St. Petersburg, the Gulf of Finland, and Riga. The map is highly detailed and surrounded by four large insets: "The Harbour & Entrances of Sweaborg and Helsingfors with the Fortifications & Batteries;" "Cronstadt and St. Petersburg from Russian Surveys;" "Cronstadt with the Fortifications & Batteries;" and the "Gulf of Bothnia." Map is linen-backed, folds into cloth covers, (4.5 x 7") titled "Wyld's Map of the Baltic, Gulf of Finland." Map has a paper label on linen side with Wyld's List of Recent Publications. Map is dated May 7th, 1855.

References:

Condition: B+

Map is very nice with just a couple of light spots. Covers are somewhat rubbed and spine is sunned. Owner's name in ink on blank inside cover, dated 1855.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/25/2009

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