Ad. Ioh. von Krusenstern.Des Russ. St. Georgen-St-Wladimir-u: St Annen-ingleichen des Preuss. grossen rothen Adler-Ordens-Ritter.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple with large margins on three sides. Plate 140 x 89mm (5½ x 3½").
Adam Johann Ritter von Krusenstern (1770-1846) the admiral and explorer who led the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe. The aims of the expedition included the development of the fur trade with Russian America, the establishment of trade with China and Japan and the facilitation of trade in South America. He made detailed maps and recordings of his voyages. The crater Krusenstern on the Moon is named after him. Another legacy is that the Cook Islands in the South Pacific were named as such by von Krusenstern, which was changed from the Hervey Islands. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
Kivell & Spence: pg.168 - not in; for a large portrait of Krusenstern see ref. 29746.
[Ref: 29746] £130.00