ST. PETERSBURG -- [BEGGROV, Karl Ioakhim]. Sobranie vidov S.-Peterburga i Okrestnostei. [Collections of Views of St. Petersburg and its environs]. [St. Petersburg]: n.p., [c.1820s-1830s].
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ST. PETERSBURG -- [BEGGROV, Karl Ioakhim]. Sobranie vidov S.-Peterburga i Okrestnostei. [Collections of Views of St. Petersburg and its environs]. [St. Petersburg]: n.p., [c.1820s-1830s].

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ST. PETERSBURG -- [BEGGROV, Karl Ioakhim]. Sobranie vidov S.-Peterburga i Okrestnostei. [Collections of Views of St. Petersburg and its environs]. [St. Petersburg]: n.p., [c.1820s-1830s].

37 lithographed views (145 x 100mm), by Beggrov, all hand-coloured, trimmed to image and mounted in an album (165 x 215mm), contemporary Russian morocco by Nicolls and Plinke of St. Petersburg, front cover with gilt gothic border surrounding a view, lower cover with similar border around a blind-stamped centrepiece, original metal clasp and catch (rebacked preserving the original spine, one pastedown endpaper renewed, glass replaced). Custom-made clam-shell box, with compartment preserving the original glass. Provenance: Mlle. Virginie Dourbier (inscription dated 1857) -- Alexandre Sementchenkoff (bookplate; sold Christie's, 22 October 1987, lot 628).

VERY RARE, SUPERBLY HAND-COLOURED VIEWS OF ST. PETERSBURG, IN A HANDSOME RUSSIAN BINDING, from the scarce series of views issued during the 1820s and 1830s. Each view includes a manuscript caption in the mount, as follows: Théatre Alexandre, Palais St. Michel, Place du Sénat, Bourse, Palais d'Anitchkoff, Jardin d'Eté, Académie Impériale des Beaux Arts, Eglise de Smolna, Eglise Catholique, Magazin Anglais, Place d'Admirauté, Arc de la Grande Millione, Eglise de Cazan, Jardin des Eaux Minérales, Colonne Alexandrine, Quai Anglais, Marché de la Semnoya, Palais de l'Amirauté, Eglise St. Isaac, Palais d'Hiver côté de la Néva, Bourse, [untitled of a churchm with a small tear], Alexandrie, Palais d'Hiver, Arc de Triomphe sur la route de Peterhoff, Rue due Palais Michel, Théatre de Kaminostrov, Kristopki, Palais de Jelaguine, Jeux publiques en montagne de glace pendant le Carnaval, Inauguration de la Colonne Alexandrine (two views), Palais de Peterhoff, and Grande Cascade du Palais de Peterhoff. See Rovinskii Graver I, pp.65-67; Obol'ianinov 149; Teviashov, pp.36-45.
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