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Vue de Beresow du côté du Sud / Vue de Beresow entre l'Eglise de Menschikow et la Cathedrale


Two views of the Russian Siberian town of Beresow (today Beryozovo)—"from the south side" and "between the Menshikov Church and the cathedral"—on a single page from Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, Histoire Generale des Voyages. The town by the Severnaya Sosva River was a place of exile for out-of-favor courtiers and dissidents from the early 18th century to the end of the Romanov dynasty in the early 20th century. Beryozovo was also the stop on French astronomer Joseph-Nicolas Delisle's Siberian expedition where he hoped to witness the transit of Mercury in 1740, but was foiled by cloudy weather.
Item Number: G2913
Cartographer: van der Schley/Prévost d'Exile
Place & Date: Paris/The Hague / 1755
Size: 6" x 4 1/2"
Condition: b&w; overall age toning; some spotting in wide margins; margins extended to accommodate volume dimensions
Price: $40.00