Dadley, J. (engraved by).
London. W. Miller. Plate dated 1803. Watermarks indicate ca. 1823.
Stipple engraving, handcolored, sheet size 14 x 10 inches. Light indentation at upper edge of sheet from vintage paperclip and two small (1/2 inch) squares of adhesive residue at upper corners on verso - neither affecting the image area in any way. A few pinprick size dots, scarcely noticeable. Overall very nice condition. An attractive print together with a separate sheet of descriptive text in both English and French. An exquisitely engraved and handcolored image, plate number 5 from "The Costume of the Russian Empire" first published in 1803, although this sheet is likely from the edition of circa 1823 that was published in Paris. The descriptive text gives information on the region and costume traditions: "Their jacket and petticoat are made of linen, embroidered all over with different colours...Their girdles are studded with ornaments, made of polished iron or yellow copper..." etc. etc. Item #50567
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