Auction 139, Lot 513

"Plan of St Petersburg; with it's Fortifications, Built by Peter the Great in 1703 [on sheet with] The Harbour of Crownslot River Neva, Canal Made from the Said River to the R. Wolschowa", Anon.

Subject: St. Petersburg, Russia

Period: 1749 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.5 inches
24.9 x 19.1 cm

This sheet contains two bird's-eye plans of St. Petersburg. The bottom plan shows a close-up of the city and its fortifications with several notes, including a notation that the Neva River is "passage for all the outward bound ships, but very difficult on account of its rapidity." The upper map depicts the region surrounding St. Petersburg, including the River Neva and the Gulf of Finland. This map depicts the Russian Emperors Palaces & Gardens and a sandy road through the wood and morass alongside Ladoga Lake.

References: Jolly, #GENT-65.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/15/2012