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Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black and Caspian seas in the south. Russia covers 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country's capital and largest city; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk and Samara.

Russia is the largest country in the world, the ninth-most populous country, as well as the most populous country in Europe. The country is one of the world's most sparsely populated and urbanized. About half of the country's total area is forested, concentrating around four-fifths of its total population of over 146.8 million on its smaller and dense western portion, as opposed to its larger and sparse eastern portion. Russia is administratively divided into 85 federal subjects. The Moscow Metropolitan Area is the largest metropolitan area in Europe, and among the largest in the world, with more than 20 million residents.

The East Slavs emerged as a recognisable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. The medieval state of Rus' arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states, until it was finally reunified by the Grand Duchy of Moscow in the 15th century. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which became a major European power, and the third-largest empire in history. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian SFSR became the largest and leading constituent of the Soviet Union, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognised as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. Following the constitutional crisis of 1993, a new constitution was adopted, and Russia has since been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic

Russia is described as a potential superpower, with the world's second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world's largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. Its economy ranks as the eleventh-largest in the world by nominal GDP and the sixth-largest by PPP. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest in the world, and it is one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. It hosts the world's ninth-greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is simultaneously ranked very high in the Human Development Index, with a universal healthcare system, and a free university education. Russia is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, a member of the SCO, the G20, the Council of Europe, the APEC, the OSCE, the IIB and the WTO, as well as the leading member of the CIS, the CSTO, and the EAEU.

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Die erste Figur darinnen der Scharmützel dess Bayrischen Volcks mit dem Feind beym Brückl. und der Böheimb retirata gegen ihren auffgeworffnen Schantzen zusehen Joan. Sadeler fecit

Die erste Figur darinnen der Scharmützel dess Bayrischen Volcks mit de...

Print shows birds-eye view of the skirmish between forces of the Holy Roman Empire, Bavaria and Bohemia in a valley along a small river and swamp with troops in formation on opposite sides of a bridge. Troops i... More

La Russie Noire ou Polonaise : qui comprend les provinces de la Russie Noire de Volhynie et de Podolie divisées en leurs palatinats : vulgairement connües sous le nom d'Vkraine ou Pays de Cosaques /

La Russie Noire ou Polonaise : qui comprend les provinces de la Russie...

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes legend titled "Remarques" and 9 bar scales. LC copy annotated in ink, laminated, and mounted on clot... More

Kurtze Relation von der Belägerung vnd wieder Befreyung der Liefländischen Stadt Narva Wie solche von dem grossen Anzug dess Moscowitischen Gross-Czaars durch Helden-mässigess Anführen Sr. Königl. Maj. in Schweden Caroli XII ... bey Aufbruch der Schwedischen Armee von Wesenberg den 13. Novem. 1700

Kurtze Relation von der Belägerung vnd wieder Befreyung der Liefländis...

Print depicts Swedish troops in battle with the forces of Peter the Great of Russia in the first battle of Narva (Swedish occupied Estonia) in 1700. Print also includes engraved portrait of Charles XII, King of... More

Die wider S. Majestet den König von Schweden Carolum XII. in Liefland meyneidig angesponnene, aber durch Göttl. Gnad glücklich entdeckte Verratherey

Die wider S. Majestet den König von Schweden Carolum XII. in Liefland ...

Print shows five engraved vignettes depicting events in the life of Charles XII, King of Sweden from being at court, his betrayal, at prayer, meeting with his generals and leading the troops to battle at Narva ... More

Carolus XII. D. G. Suec. Goth. Vandal Rex Antiquis heroibus major, atavis par qui Tonninga, Riga, Nerva, liberatis, tremente Hafnia, stepente Varsovia, lugente Moscua. Superatis, fugatis, inveniendis, ut vincerentur hostibus perseo promitior, hercule fortior, per Aquas per Saxa per Ignes triumphavit, iubilaeo Suecio MDCC

Carolus XII. D. G. Suec. Goth. Vandal Rex Antiquis heroibus major, ata...

Print shows a birdseye view of King Charles the Twelfth of Sweden on horseback with drawn swords riding into battle fought against the Russian army at Narva (in present day Estonia). Scenes of a battlefield and... More

Eigentliche Abbildung des jenigen Bauerns welcher Se. Kön. Maj. von Schweden etc. Anno 1700. Vor der Stadt Narva durch einen Umweg hinter das Moscowitische Lager geführt, wordurch Se. König. Maj. einen herrlichen Sieg erhalten haben

Eigentliche Abbildung des jenigen Bauerns welcher Se. Kön. Maj. von Sc...

Print shows a picture of a bearded Russian peasant farmer in fur hat and coat and boots, carrying a satchel, pipe and walking stick, facing right. Title from German caption above the print. Print signed: "G. I.... More

Kürtzer Bericht von dem Entsatz der Stadt und Vestung Narva

Kürtzer Bericht von dem Entsatz der Stadt und Vestung Narva

Print depicts Swedish troops in battle with the forces of Peter the Great of Russia in the first battle of Narva (Swedish occupied Estonia) in 1700. Print also includes engraved portrait of Charles XII, King of... More

Warhaffte Abbildung des Aufrichtig getreuen Bauerns der Seine Königliche Majestät in Schweden, etc. Anno 1700 Durch einen Umbweg hinder das vor der Statt Narva geschlagene Moscowittische Lager, mit seinem Kriegs-Heer geführet

Warhaffte Abbildung des Aufrichtig getreuen Bauerns der Seine Königlic...

Print shows a picture of a bearded Russian peasant farmer in fur hat and coat and boots, carrying a satchel, pipe and walking stick, facing left. Title from German caption above the print. Lengthy text descript... More

Generalis totius imperii Moscovitici : novissima tabula magnam orbis terrarum partem a Polo Arctico usq[ue] ad mare Iaponicum, et Chinae Septentrionalis confinia exhibens : cum via Czaricae nuper Legationis ex urbe Moscua per universam Tartariam, ad magnu[m?] Chinae imperatorem.

Generalis totius imperii Moscovitici : novissima tabula magnam orbis t...

Relief shown pictorially. Scale determined by using graticule method. Early Homann variant of the map by Ides of 1697. Scales: Milliaria Germanica communia; and Werst. [i.e. Versts] sive milliaria Moscovitica. ... More

Carte de Tartarie.

Carte de Tartarie.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 2 copies, copy one annotated with red dots over church symbols. Vault

Izobrazhenie preslavnoi batalii...

Izobrazhenie preslavnoi batalii...

View of the famous battle between the Russian and the Swedish armies, the Russian troops under the distinguished command of His Imperial Majesty Peter the First of all the Russians, the Swedish under His Royal ... More

Tabula geographica qua pars Rusiae Magnae : Pontus Euxinus seu Mare Nigrum et Tartaria Minor cum finitimis Bulgariae Romaniae et Natoliae Provinciis

Tabula geographica qua pars Rusiae Magnae : Pontus Euxinus seu Mare Ni...

Relief shown pictorially. Watermark. Minimal level cataloging record. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Nova et accuratissima urbis St. Petersburg à Russorum Imperatore Petro Alexiewiz ao. 1703 ad ostium Nevæ Fl. conditæ et regionis circumjacentis delineatio /

Nova et accuratissima urbis St. Petersburg à Russorum Imperatore Petro...

City map shows individual buildings, gardens, and fence/lot lines. Relief shown by hachures on city map. Notes and index in German. Appears in Seutter's Grosser Atlas worinnen enthalten alle die jenige geograph... More

Plan imperatorskago stolichnago goroda Moskvy.

Plan imperatorskago stolichnago goroda Moskvy.

Scale ca. 1:25,000. Relief shown by hachures and land form drawings. Russian. From the Academy of Sciences' Atlas russicus, 1745. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault... More

Carte réduite des découvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amerique.

Carte réduite des découvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amerique.

Prévost ed., 1747. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault

Summer and winter habitations in Kamtschatka / Webber del. ; J. Goldar sc.
The Russian discoveries from the map published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg.

The Russian discoveries from the map published by the Imperial Academy...

"Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map and Printseller..." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault

Tabula geographica generalis Imperii Russici ad normam novissimarum observationum astronomicarum concinnata /

Tabula geographica generalis Imperii Russici ad normam novissimarum ob...

Also shows parts of the Aleutian Islands and Eastern Europe. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

The European diligence

The European diligence

Print shows a Dutchman rolling a wheelbarrow over Britannia; along for the ride are France represented by a man leaning over the front of the wheelbarrow with a sword ready to stab Britannia, America represente... More

Thomas Jefferson, 1782, Notes on Northern Governments; Holland; Denmark; Sweden; Russia

Thomas Jefferson, 1782, Notes on Northern Governments; Holland; Denmar...

Notes on Northern Governments; Holland; Denmark; Sweden; Russia

The [ass]-headed and [cow-heart]-ed ministry making the British [lion] give up the pull

The [ass]-headed and [cow-heart]-ed ministry making the British [lion]...

Print shows the British lion harnessed on one side of "the pit of ruin" and a spanial (for Spain), a cock (for France), a rattlesnake (for America), and a pug dog (for Holland) harnessed on the other side, pull... More

Thomas Jefferson to Andre Limozin, September 22, 1787, two same date; Prussian and Russian Military Advances

Thomas Jefferson to Andre Limozin, September 22, 1787, two same date; ...

two same date; Prussian and Russian Military Advances

Unknown, December 1, 1788, Mexican Expedition to Explore Russian Settlements along Pacific Ocean; in Spanish

Unknown, December 1, 1788, Mexican Expedition to Explore Russian Settl...

Mexican Expedition to Explore Russian Settlements along Pacific Ocean; in Spanish

[Passage, in Russian, from A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow (1790), in which A.N. Radischev cites excerpts from the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 which guarantee freedom of the press]

[Passage, in Russian, from A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow (17...

Illus. in: A.N. Radischev, A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow (1790). Reference copy may be available in SSF - Press 1776. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings... More

L'enjambee imperiale

L'enjambee imperiale

Print shows Catherine II, Empress of Russia, bare-breasted, holding a scepter and sphere, taking a large step from a piece of land on the right labeled "Russie" to a crescent moon atop a steeple or minaret labe... More

Member of the riding house at Paris, delivering an harangue from the shoulders of a French citizen

Member of the riding house at Paris, delivering an harangue from the s...

Print shows a member of the new French aristocracy wearing a Phrygian or Liberty cap with circular emblem (Liberté - Egalité - Fraternité) riding on the back of a French citizen; he implores, "Messrs. of the me... More

General Swallow-all-o feasting on a French fricassee!!

General Swallow-all-o feasting on a French fricassee!!

Print shows a gigantic Russian soldier, possibly a gross caricature of Field Marshal Aleksandr Vasilʹevich Suvorov, eating the severed head of a French soldier, another oversized man, a chef, holds a platter co... More

Charte des Schwarzen-Meeres : nach Murdochischer projection entworfen und nach den neuesten astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen berichtiget auf der Sternwarte Seeberg by Gotha

Charte des Schwarzen-Meeres : nach Murdochischer projection entworfen ...

Relief shown by hachures. On map: Das Schwarze Meer, Pontus Euxinus der Alten, Mauro Thalassa Neugriechisch, Karadegniz Türkisch, Czarne More Russisch u Pohlnisch, Mare Niagra Moldau Walach. Minimal level cata... More

Panoramic view of St. Petersburg, dedicated by permission to his Imperial Majesty Alexander 1st. by his much obliged humble servant J.A. Atkinson / drawn on the spot by J.A. Atkinson, from the observatory of the Academy of Sciences.

Panoramic view of St. Petersburg, dedicated by permission to his Imper...

Print showing panoramic view of St. Petersburg, including Academy of Arts, colleges, Cronstad (i.e., Kronshtadt), warehouses, and the Gottorp Globe. Title from item. Title also in French. Plate 3 of 4. Includes... More

Tableau des opérations de la Grande Armée depuis l'ouverture de la campagne jusqu'au 21 aout 1812 : Eastern Europe

Tableau des opérations de la Grande Armée depuis l'ouverture de la cam...

Shows the advance of the French Napoleonic forces eastward from Dantzick (Gdańsk, Poland) to Smolensk (Russia) by 21 August 1812. Indicates the French and Russian army troop positions and movements in what is n... More

Ansicht des Etablissements der R.A. Compagnie in Norfolk-Soundoder Sitcha
Le cauchemar Jeu jeu jeune homme, prends ces gou gou gouttes.

Le cauchemar Jeu jeu jeune homme, prends ces gou gou gouttes.

Print shows an author lying on a bed being comforted by a friend after being accused of plagiarism by Truth hovering overhead; on the left is a male figure wearing a horned crown labeled "Plagiar[...]; on the l... More

Retreat of the French Army from Moscow : to the banks of the Neimen

Retreat of the French Army from Moscow : to the banks of the Neimen

Shows numerous troop positions (color-coded) along routes westbound from Moscow to the Neman River (now in Belarus and Lithuania). Title from map area (upper left). Hand colored to identify troop positions (col... More

Vid goroda Makao s morskoĭ storony.

Vid goroda Makao s morskoĭ storony.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

[Plan of layout of Russian fort in Alaska, 1803-1806] / Capt'n. Lisiansky, del. ; Smith, sculp't.

[Plan of layout of Russian fort in Alaska, 1803-1806] / Capt'n. Lisian...

Reference copy in LOT 4390-P. Illus. in: Lisiansky. A voyage round the world, ..., London, 1814, pl. II.

Le Cesar de 1815 - je suis venu, j'ai vu, ... j'ai fui

Le Cesar de 1815 - je suis venu, j'ai vu, ... j'ai fui

Print shows Napoleon I carrying a broken standard with a dead eagle on top and a piece of paper that states "Vite à Paris"; he is fleeing from a battlefield strewn with dead French soldiers; above, the figure o... More

Le tigre enchainé

Le tigre enchainé

Cartoon showing Napoleon I as a tiger in chains held by a British officer holding a whip; two men representing Russia and Austria play musical instruments nearby. DeVinck, 9800 Forms part of: French Political C... More

U.S. Reports: The St. Nicholas, 14 U.S. (1 Wheat.) 417 (1816)

U.S. Reports: The St. Nicholas, 14 U.S. (1 Wheat.) 417 (1816)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 14; Wheaton Volume 1; February Term, 1816; St. Nicholas - Meyer et al. Claimants, The

U.S. Reports: The Fortuna, 15 U.S. (2 Wheat.) 161 (1817)

U.S. Reports: The Fortuna, 15 U.S. (2 Wheat.) 161 (1817)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 15; Wheaton Volume 2; February Term, 1817; Fortuna - Krause, et al. Claimants, The

Vue de la place des boutiques / Cadolle delt. ; lithe. par Deroy.

Vue de la place des boutiques / Cadolle delt. ; lithe. par Deroy.

Print showing a view across a plaza with carriages and pedestrians at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Title from item.

Vue intérieure d'une partie du Moscou, prise des Hauteurs à droite de la Yaousa / Cadolle delt. ; lithoge. par Deroy.

Vue intérieure d'une partie du Moscou, prise des Hauteurs à droite de ...

Print showing a view of the countryside from along the "Yaousa" River with the city of Moscow in the distance. Title from item.

Fête donner à la grande duchesse Hélène de russie par W.R. Chateaubriant, ambassadeur à Rome en 1830

Fête donner à la grande duchesse Hélène de russie par W.R. Chateaubria...

Drawing shows a crowd gathered around a balloon on the ground at the festivities prepared by Ambassador W.R. Chateaubriant in honor of the Grand Duchess of Russia in Rome, 1830. A second balloon is in sky at up... More

John Randolph of Roanoke on his embarkation for Russia onboard ship "Concord"

John Randolph of Roanoke on his embarkation for Russia onboard ship "C...

Full-length silhouette portrait shows the Virginia politician John Randolph facing left. He is dressed in a coat with tails, boots with spurs and carries a thin cane. He served as U.S. Minister to Russia in 183... More

Feodor Nikititsch Romanow s. Philaret Mosquens et omn. Russiar, Patriarcha, Michaelis, Russ. zar parens

Feodor Nikititsch Romanow s. Philaret Mosquens et omn. Russiar, Patria...

Print shows Fedor Nikitich Romanov, Filaret, Patriarch of Russia, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, in medallion on pedestal with nameplate. He was the father of Michael (Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov),... More

Die Letzten Zehn vom vierten Regiment

Die Letzten Zehn vom vierten Regiment

"The last ten men from the Fourth Regiment" of Polish insurgents, who were killed by Russians at Battle of Ostrolenka, Poland, 1831. Reference copy may be in LOT 7005. This record contains unverified, old data ... More

Siberian village

Siberian village

Print shows a view of a town or village in Siberia surrounded by a wooden wall, with a buddhist temple in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Stamped in lower left: From the file of James F. Queen a... More

Siberian town from across a river

Siberian town from across a river

Print shows a distant view from across a river of a town in Siberia with a large church or monastery at center, in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Stamped in lower left: From the file of James F... More

Siberia

Siberia

Print shows a distant view from an elevated vantage point of a town in Siberia with a large church or monastery in the background. Title from item. Inscribed in pencil at bottom center: "Siberia." Stamped in lo... More

B.H.L. Klimkiewicz as a prisoner of state. Dungeon of Kamienice Podolski (Russia) 15th Jany. 1826 from life & on stone by Chas. Fenderich Washn. City

B.H.L. Klimkiewicz as a prisoner of state. Dungeon of Kamienice Podols...

Print shows Colonel Klimkiewicz, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing military uniform; includes a facsimile signature and a lengthy quote from his prison cell in response to "Policemaster Major Al... More

Rats quitting the ship

Rats quitting the ship

Postmaster general Amos Kendall's 1840 resignation prompted the artist's speculation on the desertion of other Van Buren cabinet members. Kendall resigned on May 16, to concentrate on editing the "Extra Globe,"... More

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Fort Ross, Calif., a Russian fur-trading post est. 1812.

Eglise de Vassili Blagennoï à Moscou / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Imp. de Bougeard ; P. Legrand, sc.

Eglise de Vassili Blagennoï à Moscou / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Imp....

View of St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia. Illus. in: Excursions Daguerriennes. Paris: Rittner et Goupil, etc., 1842, plate 52. Print based on daguerreotype by N. P. Lerebours.

Vue du Kremlin à Moscou / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Bougeard imp. ; Hurlimann, sc.

Vue du Kremlin à Moscou / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Bougeard imp. ; H...

View of the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Illus. in: Excursions Daguerriennes. Paris: Rittner et Goupil, etc., 1842, plate 53. Print based on daguerreotype by N. P. Lerebours.

Karta Ledovitago mori︠a︡ i Vostochnago okeana /

Karta Ledovitago mori︠a︡ i Vostochnago okeana /

Depths shown by soundings in coastal waters. Also covers Russian Far East and Alaska. In Russian. Greenwich, Paris, and Petersburg meridians; Greenwich degrees numbered westward to 240⁰. Available also through ... More

Chapel of the convent of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai Feby 21st 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.

Chapel of the convent of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai Feby 21st 1839...

Painting drawn at the narthex at the original 6th century CE inner door, looking east and showing the nave of the basilica. (A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018) Saint Catherine Monastery was constructed b... More

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

In his typically jingoist view of Polk's handling of the Oregon question, the artist Edward Williams Clay belittles the self-interested attitudes of Europe toward the dispute. The issue of whether to settle the... More

Merkatorskai︠a︡ karta Proliva Kuprei︠a︡nova : nakhodi︠a︡shchagosi︠a︡ mezhdu ostrovami Kadʹi︠a︡kom i Afognakom /

Merkatorskai︠a︡ karta Proliva Kuprei︠a︡nova : nakhodi︠a︡shchagosi︠a︡ m...

Depths shown by soundings. Ms. in black and red inks with blue wash on tracing linen. Traced names in Russian. Names added in red ink in English. Handwritten in ink at bottom: March 1891. Received this from Lie... More

Defense of the California Bank

Defense of the California Bank

A mildly jingoistic satire voicing American suspicions of foreign designs on California after the discovery of gold there in 1848. The bay and coastline of San Francisco are shown, menaced by foreign invaders ... More

Bankoku sankai tsuran bunzu

Bankoku sankai tsuran bunzu

Japanese print shows a map of the world with sailing ships on the seas and American and Russian soldiers. Title from item. Typewritten annotation on back mount: A table of mileage from Nagasaki to various parts... More

The Admiralty / Aubry.

The Admiralty / Aubry.

Government building with arch in center, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Catherine II Empress of Russia portrait / engraved for the Eclectic by Geo. E. Perine, N.Y.

Catherine II Empress of Russia portrait / engraved for the Eclectic by...

Catherine II, Empress of Russia, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right, next to throne.

Map of the coast of China

Map of the coast of China

Shows coast from Siberia to Macau. Shows coastal cities only. Title supplied by cataloger. LC copy annotated in pencil showing distances. Mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web sit... More

Orenburgskii general gubernator i komanduiushchii voiskami orenbur. korpusa. General ad'iutant graf A. Perovskii

Orenburgskii general gubernator i komanduiushchii voiskami orenbur. ko...

Photograph shows half-length portrait of General Adjutant Count Vasiliĭ Alekseevich Perovskiĭ in uniform with cape, holding sword. Illus. in: Turkestanskīi al'bom, chast' istoricheskaia, 1871-1872, part 4, pl. ... More

[Fig. 1 Grand promenade in Elysian Fields, Paris; fig. 2 Festival (religious) at St. Petersburg; fig. 3 Public meeting in England]

[Fig. 1 Grand promenade in Elysian Fields, Paris; fig. 2 Festival (rel...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, (1851) v. 1, plate 7. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rites & cere.; Gt. Brit.; Russia; France; Shelf.

One of the people's saints for the calendar of liberty 1852

One of the people's saints for the calendar of liberty 1852

The artist registers the widespread American sympathy with certain revolutionary movements in Europe. More specifically, the print extols Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian patriot who led an 1848 revolt against the... More

Battle of Hermannstadt / sketched by Capt. Ed. Scheifele ; drawn on stone & lith by Schaerff & Bro. 71 Market Str. St. Louis.

Battle of Hermannstadt / sketched by Capt. Ed. Scheifele ; drawn on st...

Print showing a battle scene with Russian, Austrian, and Hungarian troops standing in formation, shooting at each other across an open field. Title from item. Caption continues: Where the Hungarians (March 11th... More

Karta I︠A︡kutskoĭ oblasti chasti Olekminskago okruga i Irkutskoĭ gubernīĭ Kirenskogo [sic] chastʹ okruga s pokazanīem zolotosoderzhashchikh prīĭskov razrabatyvaemyi︠a︡ : gg. chastno promyshlinikami [sic].

Karta I︠A︡kutskoĭ oblasti chasti Olekminskago okruga i Irkutskoĭ guber...

Shows gold-mining concessions along rivers in the Olekminsk region, Siberia, Russia. "Sostavlena 1853 godu." In Russian. India ink and col. inks. Sectioned to 12 panels and mounted on cloth backing. Available a... More

[Ezo kōkyō yochi zenzu.

[Ezo kōkyō yochi zenzu.

Scale ca. 1:360,000. Wood-block print. Relief shown pictorially. Japanese. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 651/2; 651/3

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Page with 3 illustrations showing darkness, sketchy lines representing the beginning of Russian history, and polar bears illustrating that nothing of interest was occurring at that time; also includes quotes by... More

L'Affaire d'orient 1854. 20, Balaklava. Charge heroique des Hussards Anglais 25 Octobre 1854 Balaklava. Heroic charge by the English Hussars 25 October 1854 A.Adam ; dessine et lith. par Albert Adam ; Imp. Lemercier, Paris

L'Affaire d'orient 1854. 20, Balaklava. Charge heroique des Hussards A...

Print shows a vastly outnumbered British Light Brigade cavalry engaging Russian soldiers at the artillery battery at the end of the valley during the disasterous charge of Light Brigade at Balaklava, Ukraine, d... More

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Page with 5 illustrations showing Péroun and priests. Illus. in: Histoire pittoresque, dramatique et caricaturale de la Sainte Russie ..., p. 9. Title from item.

The graves in the fort on Cathcart's Hill - of the officers 4th Division who fell at Inkermann / W. Simpson delt. ; C. Haghe lith.

The graves in the fort on Cathcart's Hill - of the officers 4th Divisi...

Print shows the cemetery on Cathcart's Hill at sunset with distant view of Sevastopolʹ.

Russian Sailors ?

Russian Sailors ?

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Group, N.Y. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans;... More

Camp of the naval brigade, before Sebastopol / W. Simpson del. ; E. Walker lith.

Camp of the naval brigade, before Sebastopol / W. Simpson del. ; E. Wa...

Print shows bell tents at a British military camp and "Mr. Maxse, Naval Aide-de-Camp," on horseback with Captn. Burnet, Captn. Peel, Captn. Lushington, and Captn. Moorsom and other men from the naval brigade in... More

Major Morris, C.B., Royal Artillery

Major Morris, C.B., Royal Artillery

Charles Henry Morris seated on horse facing left with bell tent in the background. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Roger Fenton Crimean War photograph collection.

Officers of the 68th Regiment

Officers of the 68th Regiment

Group of officers of the 68th Regiment, four standing and three sitting on the ground, wearing uniforms. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: Roger Fenton Inventory, Harry Ransom Humanities Resea... More

Ismail Pacha & Mr. Thompson of the Commissariat

Ismail Pacha & Mr. Thompson of the Commissariat

Ismail Pacha (Hungarian general Kmety), and Mr. Thompson, seated on gabions; three attendants, one holding a horse, standing behind them. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: George Eastman House... More

Sir Colin Campbell

Sir Colin Campbell

Sir Colin Campbell, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly left, wearing uniform, standing with left arm resting on studio prop. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: George Eastman House ... More

Colonel Lowe, [i.e., Low] 4th Light Dragoons & servant in winter dress

Colonel Lowe, [i.e., Low] 4th Light Dragoons & servant in winter dress

Colonel Low, full-length portrait, facing left, standing beside horse and wearing winter coat and hat; another man is standing in front of the horse and facing the camera. Bell tents in the background. Title tr... More

A hot night in the batteries / W. Simpson delt. ; E. Walker lith.

A hot night in the batteries / W. Simpson delt. ; E. Walker lith.

Print shows action in a British artillery battery with cannons firing and being loaded, and men bringing in supplies. Title from item. Plate in: The seat of war in the east : Dedicated by permission to Her most... More

General Cissé, chief of the staff to General Bosquet, & aide-de-camp

General Cissé, chief of the staff to General Bosquet, & aide-de-camp

Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Roger Fenton Crimean War photograph collection.

Mr. Thompson, Commissariat

Mr. Thompson, Commissariat

Mr. Thompson, full-length portrait, facing left, wearing uniform, seated on a horse; horse's reins are held by a servant; a conical tent in background. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton;... More

Nubian servants & horses

Nubian servants & horses

Two men, full-length portraits, facing front, standing with horses. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: James, Crimea 1854-56 : the war with Russia from contemporary photographs. Purchase; Franc... More

Major Radcliffe, 5th Dragoon Guards

Major Radcliffe, 5th Dragoon Guards

Major Radcliffe, full-length portrait, facing front.

Captain Fay on General Bosquets staff

Captain Fay on General Bosquets staff

Captain Fay, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, holding sword. Title transcribed from verso. Portion of number written in pencil on right of photo. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Rog... More

Distant view of Lord Raglan's head quarters before Sebastopol / W. Simpson delt. ; T. Picken lith.

Distant view of Lord Raglan's head quarters before Sebastopol / W. Sim...

Print shows several British military camps, an ambulance, a distant view of Lord Raglan's headquarters (just left of center), and, in the foreground, a dead horse. Title from item. Plate in: The seat of war in ... More

Second charge of the guards - when they retook the two gun battery at the battle of Inkermann / W. Simpson del. ; E. Morin lith.

Second charge of the guards - when they retook the two gun battery at ...

Print shows British and Russian troops engaged in battle during the battle of Inkerman. Title from item. Plate in: The seat of war in the east : Dedicated by permission to Her most gracious Majesty the Queen / ... More

Captain Webb's hut, 4th Dragoon Guards

Captain Webb's hut, 4th Dragoon Guards

Captain John MacDonnell Webb standing in the doorway of his hut looking at Colonel Hodge (standing in profile), Mrs. Rogers, Webb's servant with a horse, and several others; also shows three bell tents next to ... More

General Bosquet giving orders to his staff

General Bosquet giving orders to his staff

General Pierre Bosquet standing between four officers, gesturing to the left. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: James, Crimea 1854-56 : the war with Russia from contemporary photographs. Purch... More

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