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The work begins with a fine series of twelve hand-coloured aquatints representing scenes in St. Petersburg, one for each month of the year. The second part contains a further eight plates illustrate various types of sledge and carriage. The plates are the work of John Heaviside Clark and Mathew Dubourgh after the Frenchman G. Mornay. The captions in both French and English. First published in 1815 earlier issues of the work contain a frontispiece reproducing the printed label found on the cover of this example. It is one of the most celebrated colour plate books of St. Petersburg and is here found in the original publishers binding. Abbey Travel, 226; Cat. Russica P604; Martin Hardie p. 138; Tooley 355.

A Picture of St. Petersburgh, represented in a Collection of Twenty interesting Views of the City, the Sledges and the People

J.F. Dove for Edward Orme, London, 1815-[27]
Folio (475 x 335 mm.), original purple straight-grained half morocco over marbled boards, gilt spine in compartments with title, green paper label on the upper board, edges green, lightly wear. With 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates plates watermarked 1825, guards watermarked 1827, light spotting, some offsetting on the title and a few other text leaves, light soiling in the margins not affecting the image, a few small marginal repairs, otherwise a good example as issued.
Stock number: 7879


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