The results of galaxy counts on plates taken with the Tautenburg Schmidt telescope in a 36 sq deg region around the globular cluster M3 are presented and discussed. More than 26,000 galaxies on four blue plates (covering the whole region) and nearly 18,000 galaxies on two red plates (covering half the region) have been counted. The discussion in the present paper includes a first determination of the two-point correlation function and a dispersion curve analysis. The results are not very different from those obtained for the Jagiellonian field. It is suggested that counting errors may influence the conclusions drawn or the space distribution of galaxies and its possible secular change.