The Notorious Socivizca, Captain of a Band of Robbers, in PolandWonderful Magazine
Engraving with 18pp letterpress, sheets 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5"), large margins..
Portrait of Stanislav 'Stanko' Radovic Socivica (b.1715?), 'a notorious Robber and Assassin, of the Race of the Morlachians, commonly called Montenegrins'. Born near Trebinje (then part of the Ottoman Empire), Socivica moved to Imotski in Croatia, then part of the Venetian republic, after robbing and stealing from Turks. Thereafter he served the Venetians against the Ottoman Empire. Offered with detailed account of his 'Wonderful Adventures'. From the 'Wonderful Magazine', an entertaining but short-lived periodical founded in 1793 by the hack writer and bookseller Henry Lemoine (1756-1812).
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