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    Sale 7551

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    27 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    SHEREMETEV -- OSTANKINO PALACE. Vid'sneltyi s balkona Ostankinskago Zamka prinadlezhashchago Grafu Sheremetevu. [View Gleaned from the Balcony of the Ostankino Palace Belonging to Count Sheremetev.] Moscow: Jean Walser, 1799.

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    SHEREMETEV -- OSTANKINO PALACE. Vid'sneltyi s balkona Ostankinskago Zamka prinadlezhashchago Grafu Sheremetevu. [View Gleaned from the Balcony of the Ostankino Palace Belonging to Count Sheremetev.] Moscow: Jean Walser, 1799.

    Full-sheet (540 x 770mm) hand-coloured engraved view by Simon Daniel Lafond after Gerard de la Barthe, caption title in Russian and French, mounted on board (light wear in the margins).

    A handsome handcoloured view of the southern aspect, including the lake and the Trinity Church, from Ostankino Palace -- the summer residence of the Sheremetev family. Construction was completed only the year before Walser published this fine print, and Sheremetev's insistence on utmost secrecy during construction ensured a great deal of interest in what is still Moscow's largest extant wooden structure.


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