Large, beautiful view of the Palace of the Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg / Russia. From the Atlas Volume of "Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne" by N. G. Le Clerc. Engraved by Neé after the original engraving of Mikhail Makhaev. Nicolas Louis De Lespinasse has drawn this reduced version possibly by using a camera obscura.
Overall brown spots, vertical centrefold, some creases in upper right corner.
Nicolas Louis Lespinasse was born 1734 in Pouilly, France. He served in the military befor he became an artist. He died 1808 in Paris.
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Nicolas Louis de Lespinasse: Maison de Plaisance De Sa Majesté Impérial de toutes les Russies.
Antique town view of Saint Petersburg, Catherine Palace. Printed in Paris in the year 1783.
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