Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the city’s foundation, this lavish and very accurate map was commissioned by Empress Elizabeth II
Published in 1753 to mark the 50th anniversary of the city’s foundation, this lavish and very accurate map was commissioned by Empress Elizabeth II, and surveyed by Ivan (aka John) Truskott, the son of a British merchant. Envisaged by Peter the Great as the northern counterpart to Amsterdam and Venice, the architectural conception of the city was entrusted to Domenico Trezzini, an Italian architect, assisted by many others from Western Europe. The map itself was intended to rival those of London, Paris and Venice, and was published in a luxurious book of engravings of the city, of which only 100 copies were initially printed. This was later expanded and re-published, and shows many buildings that no longer exist.
Original Size: 135 x 203 cms
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