Auction 136, Lot 588

A rare plan of St. Petersburg published in Russia

"[General Plan of the Capital City - St. Petersburg]",

Subject: St. Petersburg, Russia

Period: 1857 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
32.2 x 25.2 inches
81.8 x 64 cm

A superb folding plan of the city that was published in St. Petersburg by V. Beketov and titled in Cyrillic. The plan shows the numerous districts with a color code in the bottom margin. The plan is accompanied by an extensive index sheet, also in Cyrillic. The extensive detail shows the Peter and Paul Cathedral at the city center, fortresses, palaces, gardens, shipyards, canals, and government buildings. Dissected, linen backed, and folded into the original marbled-paper covers and slipcase.

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Condition: A+

Exceptional condition with very minor shelf wear on case.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400

Sold for: $2,000

Closed on 6/1/2011

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