Lot 240Russia - 1819 Journey From Moscow to Constantinople...

Auction Date: 6/07/2017 at 10:30 am



Russia - 1819 Journey From Moscow to Constantinople Book first edition With 6 most attractive aquatint plates, minor foxing, modern calf, 4to. This rare travel account of Russia, Turkey, and the surrounding region includes wonderful images drawn by the author himself. He arrived in Russia during a frozen winter; the frontispiece even shows women in Kiev washing clothes in a hole made in the ice. His descriptions of Moscow are particularly interesting for his observations of the great reconstruction following the fire of 1812 (coinciding with Napoleon’s arrival), which decimated most of the city. Many of the iconic neoclassical buildings that come to mind - the Kremlin and the Bolshoi to name a few - were built during this period. MacMichael (1784-1839) was an English physician and scholar. He was elected a Radcliffe traveling fellow in 1811 and made several journeys to the same areas. In fine rebound leather board cover and gold tooled spine, size 21 x 27cm

Hammer Price: £600.00

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