Jemelja or Emelka Pugatschew.A Rebel in Russia under the assumed name of Czar Peter III, in the Government of Oldenburgh [...]
Engraving with 6pp letterpress, sheets 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5"..
Portrait of Yemelyan Ivanovich Pugachev (c.1742-75) with biographical account 'drawn from the Proceedings of the Criminal Process against him at Moscow, by the definitive Sentence of which he was condemned to be quartered alive'. Pugachev was a pretender to the Russian throne who led a great Cossack insurrection during the reign of Catherine II (1773-4). Alexander Pushkin wrote a history of the rebellion, and fictionalised some of its events in his novella 'The Captain's Daughter'. 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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