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Demidoff, Anatole de

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  • Voyage dans la Russie méridionale & la Crimée, par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie. Paris: Gihaut frères, [1848]
  • Paper
FIRST EDITION, folio (530 x 344mm.), half-title, 100 lithographed plates on india paper mounted (numbered 1-100, including pictorial additional general and sectional titles), contemporary morocco-backed boards, spotted, first few leaves with stain at edge and tear, binding rubbed, spine faded, joints split


Brunet II, 583; cf. Atabey 337 (8vo edition of 1840)

Catalogue Note

Anatoly Nikolaevich Demidov (born 1812) travelled in southern Russia and the Balkans in the company of several artists and savants. Although the resultant work, of some scientific importance, was dedicated to the Tsar, it was not received with favour.

The divisions in the work are as follows: 1. Hongrie, Danube; 2. Valachie; 3. Moldavie; 4. Russie méridionale. Bessarabie; 5. Crimée 1ère. partie; 6. Camp de Vosnessensk; 7. Crimée 2ème. partie; 8. Constantinople & Smyrne; 9. Portraits de membres de l'expédition scientifique.