[Russo-Turkish War.] Die grosse Doppel=Schlacht des Generals Paskewitsch gegen den Seraskier von Erzerumund den Hagki=Pascha den 1.t-u. 2.t July 1829.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 175 x 205mm (7 x 8"). Trimmed.
A scene from Russo-Turkish War (1827-29): a battle between the Russian and Ottoman armies near Erzurum in eastern Turkey. The Russians, under Ivan Paskevich, took the city but returned it under the Treaty of Adrianople. 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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