[General View of Kara-su-Bazar.]
[London: Day & Son, 1856.]
Subscription edition tinted lithograph, mounted on card and hand coloured. Image 185 x 280mm, 7¼ x 11". Fine colour.
A view of Bilohirsk, placed on the high road between Simferopol and Kerch, and in the midst of a country rich in cereal land, vineyards and gardens, Karasubazar used to be a chief seat of commercial activity in Crimea. Also the largest traditional settlement for Krymchaks, known by the name Crimean Jews. From the subscription edition of Bossoli's "Beautiful Scenery and Chief Places of Interest throughout the Crimea", a work with considerable ethnographic and geographic interest, especially in their depictions of Tartar life. The title, as above, is on a separate label on the reverse, probably cut from the List of Plates. Carlo Bossoli (1815-84) visited the Crimea several times between 1828 and 1843, most extensively from 1840 to 1842. When the Crimean War started Bossoli moved to London to capitalise on the heightened interest in his work, even selling paintings to Queen Victoria.
Abbey Travel 239.
[Ref: 17049] £220.00