[Street in Ruins. Moscow, 1814.]
[London, John Murray, 1826-27.]
Lithograph with some hand colour, trimmed to image and mounted on thick paper, as issued. 175 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Title label attached to reverse. Tear in backing paper.
A rare view of the damage done during Napoleon's short occupation in 1812, published in James's 'Views in Russia, Sweden, Poland and Germany', issued in parts 1826-1827. John Thomas James (1786-1828) travelled through Europe in 1813-4, publishing a journal of the trip in 1816. Subsequent editions appeared in 1817 and 1819. His publication of the accompanying views was cut short when he was made Bishop of Calcutta in 1827. He arrived on 18th January 1828, but illness shortened his tenure: he died on 22nd August.
Abbey Travel 23.
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