"Plan of the Canal of Vishnei Voloshok, Which Unites the Baltic and the Caspian [on sheet with] Plan of the Ladoga Canal", Kitchin, Thomas
Subject: Western Russia
Period: 1784 (dated)
Color: Black & White
9.2 x 11.9 inches
23.4 x 30.2 cm
This sheet contains two maps depicting canals connecting waterways in western Russia near St. Petersburg. The top map depicts a canal in the town of Vyshniy Volochek, a town that lies between St. Petersburg and Moscow. The map shows the various rivers and lakes surrounding the town, while the title explains that the canal connects the Baltic and Caspian Seas. The bottom map depicts the southern end of Lake Ladoga, just east of St. Petersburg. The Ladoga Canal, which was built to connect the Baltic and the Arctic White Seas, follows the coastline, with several rivers, roads and towns surrounding the canal. Engraved by Thomas Kitchin and published by Thomas Cadell.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting. There are remnants of non-archival tape on verso, which have caused stains on the recto, mostly outside the image.