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CARTE DES ORDRES DE CHEVALERIE DE SA MAJESTÉ CZARIENNE, SES TITRES, L'ETAT DE SA NOBLESSE, PROFIL DE SON PALAIS ET LA VUE DE MOSCOW

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CARTE DES ORDRES DE CHEVALERIE DE SA MAJESTÉ CZARIENNE, SES TITRES, L'ETAT DE SA NOBLESSE, PROFIL DE SON PALAIS ET LA VUE DE MOSCOW

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Copperplate engraving. In French. Includes other sections: "Titres de sa Majesté Czarienne en ecrivant aux Souveraines," "Les Deux Differents Colliers de l'Ordre de St. André," "Le Czar faisant des Chevaliers de ses Ordres," "La Croix de l'Ordre de St. André, "Remarque sur l'Etat de la Noblesse de Moscovie," "Liste de Quelques Familles Illustres de Moscovie connues par leurs emplois ou par leurs voyages," "Palais du Czar de Moscovie," "Suites des Familles Illustres de Moscovie," "Vue de la Ville de Moscow," and "Remarque sur l'Autorité despotique." In the center is an image of a young Peter the Great seated at a throne. Behind him are distant scenes of a naval battle (L) and an artillery attack on a city with a cavalry battle outside the city walls (R). Young noblemen approach Peter from the right and one kneels at his feet, accepting the Collar of the Order of St. Andrew. To the left stand courtiers in (by 1732) outdated tall wigs, one of whom holds the crown. Below this is an imaginary view of the Czar's Palace in Moscow (the Kremlin?) and a distant view of Moscow. The majority of the text is taken up with an alphabetical list of the "illustrious families" of Moscow and some small notes on their history, travels, or some other distinguishing characteristic.

Category:
prints
Object name:
CARTE DES ORDRES DE CHEVALERIE DE SA MAJESTÉ CZARIENNE, SES TITRES, L'ETAT DE SA NOBLESSE, PROFIL DE SON PALAIS ET LA VUE DE MOSCOW
Made from:
Copperplate engraving on paper
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
1732
Size:
47 x 55.2 cm (18 1/2 x 21 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
55.26
Class:
PRINT
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION (For full text, see object file) inscription 1732 Russia 10- Handwritten in pencil, on reverse, upper right corner. Presumably this was seller's (presumed) printing date, presumed country of origin or subject division, and price.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973