[Russo-Turkish War.] Eroberung der Festung Anapa am 23.t Juni 1828.
[Nuremberg: Friedrich Campe, c.1829.]
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 170 x 205mm (6¾ x 8"). Trimmed. Slight staining in sky.
A scene from the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829, showing the Russian assault on Anapa, a fortress on the Black Sea coast near the Sea of Azov, which Russia retained at the end of the war. Led by General Paskiewitsck Erivansky who captured 3,000 Turks & 85 cannon. The war started after the Russians helped the Greek independence movement fight the Battle of Navarino in 1827: the Turks closed the Dardanelles to Russian ships and revoked the Akkerman Convention. The war ended with the Treaty of Adrianople, which increased Russian dominance around the Black Sea area and Georgia, and, most importantly, forced the Sultan to promise autonomy for Greece.
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