L'Amiral de KrusensternPremier Circumnavigateur Russe.
Lithograph with very large margins. Printed area 460 x 300mm (18 x 12").
A scarce and fine portrait of Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770-1846), leader of the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe, 1803-6. He published an account (1810) and an atlas of the Pacific (1827, Saint Petersburg). The portrait (now in the Hermitage, St Petersburg) seems to have been painted to celebrate his promotion to admiral in 1841. Printed in Warsaw, Poland
[Ref: 29893] £680.00