Plan of St Petersburg with its Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703 / The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva, the Canal made from the said River to the R. Wolschowa

Method Copper engraved
Artist [Anonymous]
Published [Sylvanus Urban, London, c.1749]
Dimensions 190 x 245 mm
Notes A pair of maps on the same plate, displaying a plan of the city of St Petersburg and a larger view of the Gulf of Finland and the region of St Petersburg, from the 'The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle.' The larger of the two maps shows the various quarters and islands of St Petersburg as laid out by Peter the Great in 1703. The smaller, along the top of the plate, focusses on the canal constructed along the coast of Lake Ladoga, linking the Neva with the Volkhov, as well as providing other points of interest in the region, such as the various imperial and aristocratic palaces along the Gulf of Finland and the road connecting Shlisselburg and Novaya Ladoga.

Condition: Vertical folds, as issued. Trimmed to plate on left margin, as issued. Blank on verso.
Framing unmounted
Price £220.00
Stock ID 48485

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