SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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[PLUCHART, Alexandre]
Nouvelle Collection de Quarante Vues de Saint Petersbourg et de ses Environs.

Published
[Saint Petersbourg: Pluchart, and Paris, 1824]
References
Not in Abbey, Bobins 213.
Plates
42
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
25001-100000
Published
[Saint Petersbourg: Pluchart, and Paris, 1824]
Ref
5073

Oblong folio, 42 hand coloured plates of the city, in original illustrated boards, re-backed in tan calf. Boards scuffed and rubbed. Gilt lettered to spine. Lithography was well established by this date and the publisher Pluchart capitalised on the swell of tourists to St. Petersburg and Russia following the relatively new peace in Europe. St. Petersburg was firmly established as the capital of Russia and also an artistic and scientific capital in European terms, thanks to the enormous influx of Europeans to the city. Pluchart produced a series of illustrated publications with the foremost views of the city, with varying numbers of plates. This with its 42 was at the top end of the market. As well as being commercial, the plates were also attractive, showing the picturesque landmarks of the city. Coloured plates in order: 1. Porte triomphale. 2. Nouveau Pont a l'Entree de la Promenade. 3. Chateau imperial de Catherinehoff. 4. Pont de chaines, vis-a-vis le Chateau imperial. 5. Le Pavillon des Lions. 6. Vauxhall de Catherinehoff. 7. Maisons aisses. Cafe et Prestaination. 8. Fabrique de Mr. Baerd. Depart pour Cronstadt. 9. Le grand Theatre imperial. 10. Le Palais imperial. 11. Chancelleries de l'Etat-Major. 12. L'Amiraute. 13. Pierre I. (statue) 14. Le Quai anglais, pres Senat-Dirigeant. 15. Pont d'Isaac et nouvelle Eglise. 16. L'Academie des Arts. 17. La Bourse. 18. La Grande Neva. 19. La Forteresse. 20. Le Palais imperial d'Hiver. 21. L'Arcade de l'Hermitage. 22. LevPalais de marbre. 23. Le Jardin d'Ete. 24. Palais de S.A. le Grand-Duc Michel. 25. 1st Habitation de Pierre I. 26. Nouveau Pint en chaines, pres du Jardin d'ete. 27. L'Arsenal. 28. Palais de la Tauride. 29. L'Eglise de Casan. 30. L'Hotel de Ville & l'Eglise catholique. 31. Vue de l'Eglise Catholique a St. Petersbourg. 32. Les Grandes Boutiques. 33. Bibliotheque imperiale. 34. LevPalais du Grand Duc Nicolas. 35. Le Pont d'Anitschkoff, pres de la Maison de Mr. Narischkin. 36. L'Hopital des Pauvres. 37. Campagne de S.E.D. Narischkinn. 38. Campagne du Comte de Laval. 39. Palais d'Yelaguine. 40. Le Palais imperial a Kamenoi Ostroff. 41. Vue de la Colonnade de Cameron a Tsarcoe-Selo. 42. The Residence of John Booker Esq., His Britannic Majesty's Vice-Consul at Cronstadt, in Russia.