You can find on this page the St Petersburg old map to print and to download in PDF. The St Petersburg historical map and the vintage map of St Petersburg present the past and evolutions of the city of St Petersburg in Russia.
The St Petersburg old map shows evolutions of St Petersburg city. This historical map of St Petersburg will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of St Petersburg in Russia. The St Petersburg ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
In 1736–1737 St Petersburg suffered from catastrophic fires as its mentioned in St Petersburg historical map. To rebuild the damaged boroughs, a new plan was commissioned in 1737 by a committee under Burkhard Christoph von Münnich. The historical city of St Petersburg was divided into five boroughs, and the city center was moved to the Admiralty borough, situated on the east bank between the Neva and Fontanka.
St Petersburg as you can see in the historical map developed along three radial streets, which meet at the Admiralty building and are now known as Nevsky Prospekt (which is now perceived as the main historical street of the city), Gorokhovaya Street and Voznesensky Prospekt. A Baroque style dominated the city architecture during the first sixty years, culminating in the Elizabethan Baroque, represented most notably by Bartolomeo Rastrelli with such buildings as the Winter Palace.
The Commission of Stone Buildings of Moscow and St Petersburg established in 1762 ruled that no structure in the city be higher than the historical Winter Palace and prohibited spacing between buildings. During the reign of Catherine the Great in the 1760s-1780s the banks of the Neva were lined with granite embankments. However, it was not until 1850 that it was allowed to open the first permanent bridge across the Neva, Blagoveshchensky Bridge. Before that, only pontoon bridges were allowed. Obvodny Canal (dug in 1769-1833) became the southern limit of St Petersburg.
The St Petersburg vintage map give a unique insight into the history and evolution of St Petersburg city. This vintage map of St Petersburg with its antique style will allow you to travel in the past of St Petersburg in Russia. The St Petersburg vintage map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Nyenskans, a Swedish fortress, was founded at the mouth of the Neva River in 1611, in a land then called Ingermanland as its shown in St Petersburg vintage map. A small vintage town called "Nyen" grew up around it. Peter the Great was interested in seafaring and maritime affairs, and he aimed to have Russia gain an ability to take to the seas, so it could trade with other maritime nations. In order to do so, he needed a better seaport than Arkhangelsk, which was on the White Sea to the north.
On May 12 [O.S. 1] 1703, during the Great Northern War, Peter the Great captured Nyenskans, and soon set about replacing that fortress. On May 27 [O.S. 16] 1703, closer to the estuary as its mentioned in St Petersburg vintage map (5 km/3 miles inland from the gulf), on the vintage Zayachy (Hare) Island, he laid down the Peter and Paul Fortress, which became the first brick and stone building of the new city.
The vintage city of St Petersburg 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 (see St Petersburg vintage map). Tens of thousands of serfs died building the vintage city of St Petersburg. Later the city became the centre of Saint Petersburg Governorate. Peter moved the capital from Moscow to Saint Petersburg in 1712, 9 years before the Treaty of Nystad of 1721 ended the war, although he was already referring to Saint Petersburg as the capital (or seat of government) as early as 1704.