ANTHING, Friedrich (artist)
Johann RICHTER [ed].
Ansichten von St Petersburg und Moskwa und einigen merkwuerdigen Oertern der umliegenden Gegenden.

Published
Leipzig: Industrie Comptoir, [ca. 1806].
References
Not in Abbey or other references; Bobins 991.
Plates
14
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$25,001-100,000
Ref
5403

FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Oblong folio, 14 engravings on 13 pages, with contemporary hand coloured and heightened in gum arabic, captioned in German, original printed boards, re-backed, slightly soiled and rubbed at extremities. Most of these very scarce 19th century views of Moscow and St Petersburg and the surrounding country are by Friedrich Durfeldt after Anthing. Explanatory German text. Anthing was a German officer and biographer of Count Suvarov, known mainly for his silhouettes of famous figures at the Russian Court in the late 18th century. After Anthing’s death Johann Richter kept his drawings and plates of Russia, publishing them in this present work.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Der Kremlin oder die Festung von Moscau.
2. Der alte Palast der Czare im Kreml zu Moscau.
3. Das Paschkoffsche Haus in Moscau.
4. Die rothe Ehrenpforte in Moscau.
5. Das kaiserliche Sommer Schloss Petrofski bei Moscau.
6. Das Kloster Troizen bei Moscau.
7. Prospect einez Moscovischen Barriere.
8. Spiel der gemeinen Russen auf den Strassen.
9. Die Kaiserliche Academie der Wissenschaften in Petersburg.
10. Die Fontanka beim kaiserlichen Garten in Petersbourg.
11. Tazskoeselo kaiserlicher Sommer Palast ohnweit Petersburg.
12. Perterhoff, kaiserlicher Land Palast bei Petersburg.
13. Die Kirche Basilie blagenne in Moscau.
14. Die Statue Peter I zu Petersburg.