Auction 129, Lot 634

"Conspectus recens et Accuratus magnaei partis Lacus Ladogae et Sinus Finnici…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Russia

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19.7 inches
57.9 x 50 cm

This handsome map covers the territory from Kronstadt to New Ladoga and illustrates the Lodoga Canal, one of the impressive projects initiated by Peter the Great. The map includes incredible detail of cities, town, villages and agricultural regions. It also locates monasteries, fortresses, villas on the Finish Gulf coastline, palaces, factories, estates, taverns, roads, watermills, and much more! The title cartouche is graced with Neptune and two Naiads. The title and notations are printed in both Latin and Russian/Cyrillic.

References:

Condition: A

Striking original color and a sharp impression. Some soil and minor edge tears in blank margins.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/23/2009

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