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1720 – J. B. Homann – Stadt St. Petersburg

Title:                      “Topographische Vorstellung der Neuen Russischen Haupt-Residenz und See-Stadt St. Petersburg samt ihrer zu erst aufgerichten Vestug . . .

Fine early map of St. Petersburg, published by J.B. Homann. One of the most decorative of Homann’s town plans, dedicated to the city’s founder Peter the Great, whose portrait can be seen in the huge title cartouche, surrounded by allegorical figures representing the arts and sciences he nurtured, including ship-building (which he studied in a shipyard in Deptford), printing & geography. A second map shows the position of the city in the mouth of the River Neva, and a vignette view shows the fortified island ‘Crohn Schlot’ protecting the city’s approaches.

Cartographer:      Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)
Engraving size:    58,5 x 49,5 cm
Year:                     1720
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition. Original hand coloring. Reinstalled margins. Heavy paper with watermark. Center fold as published. Slightly brownish.
Please have a look at the pictures!

​Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!

This is a genuine antique map published in 1720 and not a modern copy or reprint!


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