Martin Le Jeune collection Russian battle plates
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COLLECTION OF FOUR RUSSIAN BATTLE PLATES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR 1700-21.
MARTIN LE JEUNE - L´ARMESSIN - SIMONNEAU. 4 hand-coloured (with contemporary colour) engraved battle plates of The Great Northern War between Russia and Sweden (1700-21).
Izobrazhenie batlii ... Sentiabria 28 1708 (Image of the Batttle ... near the village of Lesnaya ... September 28 1708).
Izobrazhenie konechnogo razrusheniia (Image of the final Destruction of the Swedish Army by the Russian Army after the main Battle of Poltava ... June 30, 1709).
Izobrazhenie Morskoi Batalii ... July 27 1714 (Image of the naval battle ... at Gangut [Hangö] 27 July 1714). Engraved by Maurice Baquoy after Martin le jeune.
Izobrazheni preslavnoi batalii (Image of the famous battle ...not far from Poltava, June 27 1709). Engraved by Simonneau after Martin le jeune.
Size ca 525x725 mms. All plates with Russian captions (text) beneath. All framed.
On verso of all frames a mounted antiquarian cut from Klemmings antikvariat, Stockholm. 4 items.
These fine set of prints depicts important battles between Sweden and Russia in the Great Northern War and are rarely seen handcoloured: The battle of Lesnaya 1708, Poltava 1709 and Hangö 1714.
Compare Snoilsky, Svenska historiska planscher (1893), pp. 208, 216. Our copies without signatures.
Russian painter Pierre-Denis Martin le jeune (c. 1663-1742), French engravers Charles Simonneau (1645-1728) and Nikolas Martin de Larmessin (1640-1725).
ALL PLATES MOUNTED ON MASONITE TOGETHER WITH LATER PASSEPARTOUTS, plates trimmed to platemark.
Battle of Lesnaya (Lesna) - some spotting to text part.
Battle of Poltava - some soiling to text part.
Battle of Poltava - some repairs to upper left part, some slight spotting, a few repairs to text part.
Battle of Gangut (Naval battle of Hangö) - some minor spotting.
The first impressions of these plates have captions in French, and the second and third set have captions in Russian.
Provenance: Bought at Klemming´s famous antiquarian bookshop in Stockholm (catalogue 210: Klemmings antikvariat 100 år 1845 5/5 1945, Stockholm).
All plates mounted on masonite. Other faults see text.