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Auction 172, Lot 507

"Platte Grond van de Stadt Petersburg", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: St. Petersburg, Russia

Period: 1735 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

7.7 x 6.4 inches
19.6 x 16.3 cm
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A nicely engraved bird's-eye plan of the city of St. Petersburg, centered on Petrogradsky Island and the Peter and Paul Fortress. The rectangular grid on Vasilyevsky Island shows Peter the Great's original intention of creating a network of intersecting canals and streets similar to Venice or Amsterdam. Kronstadt, the city's main seaport, is shown in a small scroll cartouche at bottom left. A banner-style title cartouche adorns the top of the plan.


Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding with a few spots of foxing in the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/17/2019