I recently acquired a vast collection of Antique 18th and 19th Century Book Plates. This one is Russians Travelling with Dog Sleads in Siberia, / Burattians Hunting (stag)/ A Mongolian Lady and Priest,/ A Tunguzian taking a Solemn Oath'. Four engravings on one copper-plate Issued in John Harris's 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca', or 'A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'. Commissioned under King George II of England, published London, 1748
This page is focused on People, Culture, Russia and Mongolia.
I have had a difficult time identifying this page, if you have more knowledge or information, please feel free to share. Though I did find this online:
"This fascinating engraving is from John Harris's "Navigantium atque Itinerantium bibliotheca. Or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels." The maps included in this work were completed by Emanuel Bowen. The work was published in London for T. Osborne in 1764."
This one is in excellent condition, with some very subtle yellowing around the edges, a clipped corner at the top and a small tear on the left bottom, just left of the "A" at "A Mongolian Lady and Priest" . Perfect for framing, or to incorporate into something new and wonderful.
Page has a hand written price in pencil on the front of 65.00 from a previous owner. The back is blank. Please look closely at the photos, as they best show condition. Please look closely at the photos to appreciate all the great details, as well as to best understand overall condition.
Plate measures about 9.5" x 15.25"
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