[Months of the Year in St Petersburg.]January: View of the Imperial Bank and The Shops of St Petersburgh. [&] February: View of the Marble Palace in the Grand Millione St Petersburgh. [&] March: View of the Square and the Grand Theatre at St Petersburgh. [&] April: View of the Parade & The Imperial Palace at St Petersburgh. [&] May: View of the Place of Peter the Great and the Senate House at St Petersburgh. [&] July: View of the Canal of the Moika, the Bridge & the Police Establishment at Str Petersburgh. [&] August. View of the Centre of the Great Bridge of the Neva, and of St Petersburgh. [&] October: View of the Square of Kassan and the Cathedral of St Petersburgh. [&] November: View of the Canal of Fontanka and the Barracks at St Petersburg. [&] December: View of the Arsenal and the Foundry at St Petersburgh.
London Published & Sold April 28, 1815 by Edw.d Orme, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H. the Prince Regent, Bond Street, corner of Brook Street.
Ten [of twelve] aquatints with hand colour. 395mm x 300mm. (15½ x 11¾"). Seven plates wartermarked 'J. Whatman 1811'. Most plates with repaired tears.
Ten of the twelve plates showing St Petersburg month by month (lacking June & September), published in Mornay's 'A Picture of St. Petersburgh, represented in a collection of twenty interesting Views of the City, the Sledges and the People'. For five months of the year the city is shrouded in snow. As the plates were published without text nothing is known about the artust Mornay, not even his first name.
Abbey Travel. 226.
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