Birds-Eye Vierw of the Island, Harbours and Fortifications of Chronstadt.With a Distant View of the Mouths of the Neva, The City of St Petersburg and the Head of the Gulf of Finland.
London: Published by Lloyd Brothers & Co. 22 Ludgate Hill May 1st 1854.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 350 x 520mm, 13¾ x 20½". Tear in bottom edge, slight staining in margins.
Kronstadt, on the Baltic island of Kotlin, was fortified by Peter the Great to protect the approaches to his new city of St Petersburg. This prospect was published during the Crimean War, when an Anglo-french fleet opened a second front in the Baltic, with very little success. With a 25-point key.
[Ref: 11030] £380.00