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Description

Very attractively designed Soviet schematic map of the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) public transit system.

The map likely dates to the late 1970s, as it shows the Lomonosovskaya to Obukhovo section of the Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line as planned (that section was completed in 1981).

In the upper left, the inset maps reads as follows:

ленинградский метрополитен им. в. и. ленина (Leningrad Metro, named after V[ladimir] I[lyich] Lenin)

  • кировско-выборгская (Kirovsko-Vyborg)
  • московско-петроградская (Moscow-Petrograd)
  • невско-василеостровская (Neva-Vasileostrovskaya)
  • ст. пересадок (Station Change)
  • участок строится (Site under construciton)
  • участок проектируется (Designed site)

The key in the upper right corner reads as follows:

условные обозначения (Legend)

  • линии трамваев (Tram Line)
  • линии автобусов (Autobus Line)
  • линии троллейбусов (Trolleybus Line)
  • конечные остановки (Termini)
  • пристани (Marina)
  • станчии метрополитена (Metro Stations)
  • станчии железнодорохни (Railway Stations)

The concise rectilinear design of the main map renders the image a prime example of virtuoso transit map design.

Condition Description
Old folds. Very light wear at the folds.