ORLOWSKI, Alexander.
Lithographic Costumes of Russia and Persia...

Published
London: J.G. Ashley, n.d.[1821].
References
Abbey Travel 349 cites 6 plates; Bobins 206.
Plates
10
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5492

Folio album, without title, as issued, 10 coloured lithographed plates, mounted on to thick card, not captioned, housed in contemporary green cloth , with a matching gilt lettered, white title label, cut, and affixed to upper board and spine. Bookplate of 'Norman R. Bobins' to front pastedown. The author was born in Warsaw (c. 1780-1829). He went to Russia and became Court Painter at St. Petersburg. Orlowski took an interest in lithography when a press was set up there in 1815 - and a year later he published his first lithograph titled "Three Horsemen", possibly the first lithograph produced in Russia. By 1819 the author had done some very large lithographs of Russian life .

Coloured plates in order:

1. Petersburg Droschki.
2. Petersburgh Two-Horse Sledge.
3. Russian Wood cart.
4. Russian Flour Sledge.
5. Russian Courier with Three-Horse Sledge.
6. Russian Traveller with Three-Horse Quibitka.
7. A Noble Persian.
8. A Persian Warrior.
9. A Persian Gentleman Travelling with his Domestic.
10. A Royal Female attended by a Eunuch.