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Article ID EUO3815




Decorative view of the Oranienbaum/ Lomonosov, 30 km west of St. Petersbug. Swedish colonists built Nyenskans, a fortress at the mouth of the Neva River in 1611, in what was then called Ingermanland, which was inhabited by Finnic tribe of Ingrians. The small town of Nyen grew up around it. At the end of the 17th century, Peter the Great, who was very interested in seafaring and maritime affairs, wanted Russia to gain a seaport in order to trade with Europe. He needed a better seaport than the country's main one at the time, Arkhangelsk, which was on the White Sea in the far north and closed to shipping during the winter. The city was built by conscripted peasants from all over Russia; a number of Swedish prisoners of war were also involved in some years under the supervision of Alexander Menshikov.


ca. 1830



Dimensions (cm)11 x 17,5
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueFeather Lithography


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