Svinin, Pavel. Introduction by Evgenia Nikolaevna Petrova.
Title TRAVELING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA 1812-1813. WATERCOLORS BY THE RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT PAVEL SVININ.
Publisher Harry N. Abrams, New York, (1992).
Seller ID 13449
192 pp, oblong 16mo (6 3/4" H x 8 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. "...a facsimile of a sketchbook filled with drawings and watercolors made by the Russian diplomat Pavel Petrovich Svinin (1787-1839) durng a stay in America in 1811-13, the year s he served in the Russian consulate in Philadelphia...Among the sites he recorded so deftly are Niagara Falls; George Washington's home, Mount Vernon; views of New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Richmond; and many other subjects, suc h a s s t e a m boats, Indians, sea, river, and townscapes, plantations and mountainous terrrain...Also included are appropriate quotes and descriptions from Svinin's own travel books, and biographical notes on the people mentioned in the text." Tw o t in y f ai nt s ta ins on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine anfd flap-folds, small closed tears and wrinkles at top of flap-folds - now archivally taped, light rubbing, 1/2" sq laminate pu ll/ co lor lo ss on re ar pan el, a couple of tiny scuffs. VG+/VG-