Pictorial map panorama of Leningrad by Intourist. St. Petersburg, Russia c1933

Pictorial map panorama of Leningrad by Intourist. St. Petersburg, Russia c1933

Product SKU: P-6-103675

Price £179.00

'Pictorial map panorama of Leningrad' by Intourist (Undated but c1933. The map includes a number of buildings described as "New Architecture"; these Constructivist buildings were built between the late 1920s and the early 1930s, of which #82 the "House of Political Convicts" was completed in 1933). Folding pictorial tourist map, 33.5 x 67.5cm, 13.25 x 26.75 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

A fascinating pictorial map of St. petersburg, Ruissia, known as leningrad between 1924 and 1991. record of eighty-three of the city's most important edifices of the time, including the then-recent flourish of Constructivist building development (indicated as fifteen buildings of "New Architecture"), a Soviet modern architecture movement which flourished between the late 1920s and approximately 1935. The print run for this map was presumably rather small. Intourist was founded in 1929 as the primary travel agency for foreign visitors to the Soviet Union. Soviet tourism, such as it was, peaked in the early 1930s, however by the late Stalin era, the number of foreigners visiting the Soviet Union dropped to nearly zero. According to a 1948 report by Intourist, foreign tourism in the Soviet Union was “nonexistent”. In the same year, VOKS, the body in charge of hosting writers, artists and intellectuals, received only 89 guests.

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Pictorial map panorama of Leningrad'

A fascinating pictorial map of St. petersburg, Ruissia, known as leningrad between 1924 and 1991. record of eighty-three of the city's most important edifices of the time, including the then-recent flourish of Constructivist building development (indicated as fifteen buildings of "New Architecture"), a Soviet modern architecture movement which flourished between the late 1920s and approximately 1935. The print run for this map was presumably rather small. Intourist was founded in 1929 as the primary travel agency for foreign visitors to the Soviet Union. Soviet tourism, such as it was, peaked in the early 1930s, however by the late Stalin era, the number of foreigners visiting the Soviet Union dropped to nearly zero. According to a 1948 report by Intourist, foreign tourism in the Soviet Union was “nonexistent”. In the same year, VOKS, the body in charge of hosting writers, artists and intellectuals, received only 89 guests.

DATE PRINTED: Undated but c1933. The map includes a number of buildings described as "New Architecture"; these Constructivist buildings were built between the late 1920s and the early 1930s, of which #82 the "House of Political Convicts" was completed in 1933    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 33.5 x 67.5cm, 13.25 x 26.75 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Folding pictorial tourist map

CONDITION: Fair: Wear and small areas of paper loss at junctions of some of the folds; partial split to the right hand end of the horizontal fold and down the lower part of one of the vertical folds. The map is in rather fragile condition. Please note any other blemishes on the scan prior to purchasing this picture. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Intourist

PROVENANCE: Intourist

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