M.r. Chancellor's first Audience of the Czar of Muscovy.
Engraving. Sheet: 180 x 225mm, (7 x 9"). Trimmed within plate. Stains in corners.
An interior scene showing the first meeting between English explorer Richard Chancellor (d. 1556) and Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584) Tzar of Russia in 1554. Chancellor had set out to find a north-east passage to China, on hearing of Chancellor's arrival Ivan summoned him to Moscow. It was through this and subsequent meetings that a trade was opened between England and Russia.
[Ref: 38612] £65.00