[Birds-eye view of the island of Kronstadt, Russia, with harbours and fortifications.]Vue Prise a Vol d'Oiseaux. De L'iIe de Cronstadt avec ses Ports et ses Fortificatons...
Large folding tinted lithograph, with key below, with very large margins. Sheet 545 x 740mm, 21½ x 29". creases in middle, as normal.
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 impressive prospect was published during the Crimean War, when an Anglo-French fleet opened a second front in the Baltic, with very little success.
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