Auction 139, Lot 514

"Plan von Kronstadt", Weimar Geographisches Institut

Subject: Kronstadt, Russia

Period: 1807 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed with several folds reinforced on verso with tissue.

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/15/2012

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