TRAVELING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA 1812-1813. Watercolours by the Russian Diplomat…

TRAVELING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA 1812-1813. Watercolours by the Russian Diplomat Pavel Svinin

New York: Abrams, 1992. White cloth. pp 192. With 75 illustrations (68 in colour). Fine copy in VG jacket. "a facsimile of a sketchbook filled with drawings and watercolors made by the Russian diplomat Pavel Petrovich Svinin (1787-1839) durng a stay in America in 1811-13, the years he served in the Russian consulate in Philadelphia...Among the sites he recorded so deftly are Niagara Falls; George Washington's home, Mount Vernon; views of New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Richmond; and many other subjects, such as steam boats, Indians, sea, river, and townscapes, plantations and mountainous terrrain.Also included are appropriate quotes and descriptions from Svinin's own travel books, and biographical notes on the people mentioned in the text." Includes Svinins own account of his travels. ; Oblong octavo

Book ID: 44972
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