1734 – Homann Heirs – Ingermanlandiae
Title: “Ingermanlandiae seu Ingriae novissima Tabula luci tradita MDCCXXXIV”
Detailed map with imposing title cartouche and panoramic view of Saint Petersburg. The region, known as Ingria, was annexed by Peter the Great in 1721 at the conclusion of the Great Northern War with Sweden. The region formed a protective land barrier around the city of St. Petersburg. Excellent detail of many small towns and villages, the River Neva, and the many small islands upon which St. Petersburg is built. Upper left is a large panoramic view of the city from the water, showing an apparently fictitious naval attack on the Peter and Paul Fortress. In the opposite corner is an elaborate title cartouche showing sea nymphs paying homage to Neptune. This is the second of two states of this map, with a notation in the bottom border indicating that longitude is measured from the Ferro meridian, 20 degrees west of Paris. Map dated!
Cartographer: Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)
Engraving size: 58,5 x 49,5 cm
Sheet size: 52,3 x 59,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good, original, condition with contemporary coloring. Watermarked paper. Few small splits in margin. Original wax seal and title on verso.
This is an original antique map published in 1734 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!
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