Auction 137, Lot 631

"Plan von St. Petersburg", Meyer, Joseph

Subject: St. Petersburg, Russia

Period: 1844 (dated)

Publication: Meyer's Handatlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm

This lovely bird's-eye view of St. Petersburg features 18 engraved vignettes of buildings throughout the great city, including a hospital, theater, library, bank, and churches. The map and bridge view are from the 1834 map by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, London. The title is also written in Cyrillic, and at bottom is a legend in German and Russian.

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Condition: B

Lovely color with two vertical folds along right-hand side as issued, which have been pressed and reinforced on verso with Japanese tissue. Bottom margin trimmed to neatline.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/14/2011

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