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The City of Astracan, the Capital of Tartary.
The City of Astracan, the Capital of Tartary.
W.M. Craig del. R.W. Wallis sc.
Published by Nuttall, Fisher & Co. Liverpool. Feb.y 1816.
Engraving. 210 x 272mm. 8¼ x 10¾". Some toning along edges.
A view of Astrakhan, in southern European Russia and the administrative centre of Astrakhan Oblast. The river behind is that of the Volga River, which leads directly to the Caspian Sea.
[Ref: 25844]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fire worshippers at Baku, Azerbaijan] Indiens
[Fire worshippers at Baku, Azerbaijan] Indiens (Habitants de Bakou, addones au culte de feu.)
Dessine d'apres les originaux du Price Gagarin par Zakharoli. Lith. par J. Laurens.
Imp. Lemercier, Paris [n.d., c.1850].
Fine coloured chromolithograph, 1st state, scarce, image 315 x 225mm. 12½ x 9". A fine impression with full margins.
Baku, sometimes Baki or Bakou, is the capital, largest city, and largest port of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus region. It is located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, that projects into the Caspian Sea. Title in Russian to right. After Prince Grigoriï Grigorevitch Gagarin (1810 - 1893), from a series; possibly for the folio 'Le Caucase pittoresque, dessine´ d’apre`s nature par le prince G. Gagarine; avec une introduction et un texte explicatif par le comte E. Stackelberg' (Paris, 1847[-59]).
See BL 743.f.20.
[Ref: 22337]   £280.00  
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Foreign Costumes, No.3. Circassia.
Foreign Costumes, No.3. Circassia.
L. Mansion del.t.
Published by W. Spooner 259 Regent Street [n.d., c.1830].
Fine lithograph with bright original hand colour, highlighted with gum arabic. Printed area 245 x 150mm (9¾ x 6"). Damp stain in margin bottom left.
A Circassian man wears a turban and has one hand on the hilt of his curved sword. Circassia, a mountainous Muslim country in the Caucasus bank of the Black Sea, was taken by the Russians in 1864; by 1867 90% of the population had been killed or deported to the Ottoman Empire. William Spooner and L. Mansion published a series of fancy national costumes.
[Ref: 53527]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Derbendt.
Derbendt.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼"), with very large margins. Crease in centre as normal.
A prospect of the ancient city of Derbent on the Caspian Sea in Dagestan, now part of Russia. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 47531]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Costume Etrangérs. Georgie.
Costume Etrangérs. Georgie.
L. Mansion del.t.
London, Published by W. Spooner 259, Regent Street. Printed by Graf & Soret.
Lithograph with fine hand colour. Printed area 240 x 140mm (9½ x 5½"). Tear in inscription area, some spotting, scraps stuck on reverse.
A woman in an elaborate dress, turban and fur-trimmed coat, in a rose garden.
[Ref: 53522]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Tiflis.
Tiflis.
Imp. Delamaine S.r. Git-le-Coeur, Paris.
Publié par Furne, a Paris. [n.d. c.1845.]
Engraving. 171 x 260mm (6¾ x 10¼").
A view of Tbilisi, formerly known as Tiflis, the largest city and capital of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River.
[Ref: 30252]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Improvisateur Sur Une Place Publique.
Improvisateur Sur Une Place Publique. Derviches Nomades. (Azerbaidjan.) [Subtitle of upper image.]
Dessine d'apres nature et lith. par Jules Laurens. Imp. par Lemercier, r. de Seine 57, Paris.
Publie par Pierre-Bertrand, Editeur. [n.d., c.1859.]
Lithograph, images each 202 x 270mm. Water stain lower right corner.
Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens (1825 - 1901) travelled with the geographer Xavier Hommaire de Hell on a scientific journey to Turkey and Persia, making over a thousand drawings of the sites, costumes and people he encountered. After Hommaire died of cholera in 1848 Laurens sent his notes back to his widow in Paris who completed a full account of their travels, 'Voyage en Turquie et en Perse, exécuté par ordre du Gouvernement Francais pendant les anne´es 1846, 1847 et 1848', containing many lithographs by Laurens.
[Ref: 7703]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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