Peter the Great.The life of this singular sovereign has more the air of ancient romance than of authentick history. He was the son of the Czar Alexis Michaelowits, by his second wife, and born of the 30th of May 1672...He died January 28, 1725; at the age of fifty-three. The Czar wrote several productions on the subject of naval affairs; and his name must therefore be added to the short catalogue of Royal Authors.
Publish'd by Harrison & Co. Dec.r 1.1794.
Engraving. Printed area 184 x 90mm (7¼ x 3½"). Cut, damaged on left.
Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov (1672-1725), tsar of Russia and founder of St Petersburg.
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