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  EUROPE 
 St Petersburg 

AKADEMIYA NAUK. [The first Russian map of St Petersburg to be published]
[Cyrillic title.] Plan der Kayserl Residentz Stadt St Petersburg wie solcher Ao 1737 aufgenommen worden. St Petersburg: the Academy of Sciences, 1737. Original colour. 400 x 620mm. Minor repairs at margins.
An important map: the first Russian map of their new capital. Engraved by G.I. Unversagt after George Wolffgang Krafft. It has a title and descriptiive text in Russian and German with a decorative vignette representing the arts and sciences in the top left. This influential map was later copied by Seutter in 1744, making it the standard map of the city. A rare item.
[Ref: 18368]    £4,500.00 ($5,774 • €5,054 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Joseph Nicolas. [A Russian map of the environs of St Petersburg]
Ingria et Carelia. St Petersburg: Geographical Department of the Academy of Sciences, c.1745. Sheet 595 x 450mm. Trimmed close to neatline, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine.
A map of the environs of St Petersburg, published in the "Atlas Russicus". The title cartouche features a statue of Peter the Great in front of the city.
[Ref: 12245]    £700.00 ($898 • €786 rates)


GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. [18th century plan of St Petersburg]
Plan of St Petersburg With It's Fortifications Built By Peter The Great in 1703. [with] The Harbour of Crownslot; Riva Neva; Canal made from the said River to the R. Wolschowa. London, 1749. 190 x 245mm.
Two maps on one sheet: a plan of St Petersburg after Homann's map of 1724; and a plan of the Old Ladoga Canal, opened in 1731, linking the Volkhov River and the Neva (thus St Petersburg and Gulf of Finland) while bypassing the dangerous Lake Ladoga.
[Ref: 18872]    £300.00 ($385 • €337 rates)


HAAS, Johann Matthias. [18th century town plan of St Petersburg]
Accurater Grundris der Kayserlichen Residentz Stadt St. Petersburg. 1750. Hamburg, c.1750. 280 x 340mm.
An unusual plan of St Petersburg with an extensive key in German underneath.
[Ref: 17686]    £600.00 ($770 • €674 rates)


Anonymous. [Italian town plan of St. Petersburg]
Pianta della Citta di S.Peterburg. Italy, c. 1760, copper engraving, 155 x 185mm.
An unusual plan of St Petersburg, with an inset view of the fort on Cronslot island.
[Ref: 12121]    £300.00 ($385 • €337 rates)


OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua. [18th century St Petersburg]
Nova ac Verissima Urbis St. Petersburg ab Imperatore Russico Petro Alexii F. conditæ, item Fl. Nevæ, Fossæ Jussu Imp. Russ. factæ, ac regionis circumiacnetis Delineatio Amsterdam: the Widow of J. Ottens, c.1765. Original colour. 520 x 600mm.
Two maps on one sheet. Below is a map of St Petersburg, with the proposed development of the island Wasili Osterow, with a Dutch-style grid of canals. Above is a map of the environs of the city, with the course of the Neva river.
[Ref: 11670]    £2,200.00 ($2,823 • €2,471 rates)


Anonymous. [View of the Old Stock Exchange, St Petersburg]
La Bourse. c.1840. Coloured lithograph. Printed area 245 x 340mm.
The Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange (also Bourse) and Rostra Columns are significant examples of Greek revival architecture. Designed by French architect Thomas de Thomon, and inspired by the Greek Temple of Hera at Paestum. The rostra columns erected on either side of the Stock Exchange were completed in 1811. The Old Stock Exchange is sited to fill the majestic sweep of the Spit (in Russian Strelka) of Vasilievsky Island, just opposite the Winter Palace. A monumental sculptural group similar in form to a quadriga featuring Neptune, and symbolizing maritime commerce, is mounted above the portico.
[Ref: 14104]    £650.00 ($834 • €730 rates)


MANDEVILLE, H. [View of Kronstadt]
Cronstadt, from the Bay of St Petersburg... London, Read & Co. 31 May 1854. 305 x 430mm.
The town and fortress of Cronstadt. Showing the north side of the island, and its proximity and means of defence to the capital (St Petersburg) shown to the top right of the image, and adjacent coast.
[Ref: 17090]    £250.00 ($321 • €281 rates)


WALKER, J. & C. [Detailed chart of the approaches to St Petersburg]
The Bay of St. Petersburg from the Russian Survey. London: the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, 1854. 475 x 630mm.
Detailed chart of the approaches to St Petersburg, published two weeks before the British declared war on Russia, as the Crimean War. Although the main focus of the British participation was in the Crimea, a fleet was also sent to the Baltic to harass St Petersburg, then the imperial capital city. Although it successfully blockaded all the Russian ports, keeping the Russian Baltic Fleet at its moorings, its attempts to capture any land base were ineffectual.
[Ref: 11717]    £200.00 ($257 • €225 rates)


WYLD, James. [Plan of the defences of Kronstadt during the Crimean War]
Cronstadt in the Baltic with the Fortifications, Batteries & Range of the Guns, &c. London: Wyld, 1854. Lithographic map with original hand colour. Printed area 250 x 470mm. Very fine condition
A separately-issued plan of the Russian fortress island of Kronstadt, built to defend the approaches to St Petersburg, Russia's only northern port open all year. On the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854 an Anglo-French fleet was sent to blockade St Petersburg. The fleet was expected to attack Cronstadt, but Admiral Napier judged this suicide, an understanable conclusion when you look at this plan, so made no attempt. At the end of the campaign season Napier was removed from his command because of this 'failure'; however after the war the Russians admitted they were hoping he could be lured to destruction under their artillery.
[Ref: 14116]    £200.00 ($257 • €225 rates)


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