Conte Demidoff - Viaggio nella Russia Meridionale - 1841

Conte Demidoff - Viaggio nella Russia Meridionale - 1841
Voyages et découvertes - Quantité : 1 - hors-texte collé

First Italian edition of the adventurous journey of famous explorer and naturalist Anatole Demidoff (1812-1870).
64 large illustrations, drawn from life by Raffet and copper engraved. Journey made in 1837 under the direction of the Count of Demidoff. Richly illustrated, luxury edition.
Work dedicated to H.M.S. Nicholas I Emperor of all Russia.

The plates are engraved on China paper and applied to the page, depicting customs and traditions, landscapes and views (Tsar Nicholas I on horseback is depicted in the frontispiece).
See Brunet, II, 584 - Benezit.

Anatoli Demidoff, in Russian: Анатолий Николаевич Демидов (Florence, 1812 – Paris, 1870), was a Russian businessman and first Prince of San Donato.
The son of the very rich ambassador Nicolai Demidov, he was the brother of Pavel Demidov.

At the age of 24, he took part in a scientific expedition to map newly acquired Russian areas to the south, such as Moldova and the Crimea.
With the death of his father (1828), he found himself at the head of Russia's largest industrial empire in the field of arms, mines and ammunition, with 15 village establishments and nine factories in the Ural region, with a stratospheric annual income of around 5 million roubles. He was a great businessman, and during his management, the turnover of his business grew by 32%. He used to send the managers of his factories to train in England and France, where the corporate and capitalist culture was more developed.

Sturdy coeval half-leather binding, spine with golden titles and threading, with foxing, but very good item, hand-painted red paper covers. Uncommon first Italian edition. Pp. (4) viii, 382.

Full title:
Viaggio nella Russia meridionale e nella Crimea per l’Ungheria, la Moldavia e la Valachia fatto nel 1837, sotto la direzione del Conte Anatolio di Demidoff con 64 intagli disegnati dal vero da Raffet.
Torino, Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1841.

Informations du lot
Nombre de livres
Voyages et découvertes
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Conte Demidoff
Titre du livre
Viaggio nella Russia Meridionale
Bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
Édition illustrée
Langue originale
Torino, Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana
Demi cuir
hors-texte collé
Nombre de pages
279×193 mm
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