"Plan von Kronstadt", Weimar Geographisches Institut
Subject: Kronstadt, Russia
Period: 1807 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12.8 x 8.3 inches
32.5 x 21.1 cm
This uncommon and lovely bird's-eye plan of Kronstadt includes a key at bottom identifying 62 locations. Previously known as Kotlin while under Swedish rule, the island was overtaken by Peter the Great in 1703 and renamed Kronstadt. Fortifications were inaugurated on the island in 1704, and were designed to protect St. Petersburg from any naval advances from the Gulf of Finland.
Issued folding, now pressed with several folds reinforced on verso with tissue.