exceptionally bright hand-coloured views of St Petersburg
A beautiful travel book, notable for the twelve fine views of St. Petersburg taken at each month of the year. The views include the Imperial Bank, the Marble Palace, the Square with the Grand Theatre, The Imperial Palace, and the Great Bridge. Unique to this work are the eight superb plates of Russian carriages and sleighs and their occupants, all dressed in contemporary costume.
Folio (48 x 34 cm); 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates watermarked 1833, captions in French and English, text in English, plates in excellent condition, contemporary bookseller’s stamp to inside cover; contemporary half red morocco with gilt title and tooling to spine, a fine copy.
Abbey travel 226
Stock ID: 99830