[Russo-Turkish War.] Die Kaiserl. Russische Armee parssirt den Pruth,und die Feindseligkeiten die Türken beginnen, d. 7.ten Mai 1828.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 175 x 205mm (7 x 8"). Trimmed.
A scene from Russo-Turkish War (1827-29): the Russian army using pontoon bridges to cross the Pruth river, between Romania and Moldova. 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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