The Battle of Chesma
By FACIUS, G. S., 1770
Plan traduit et copie de l’original Russie de la Victoire remportee le 24th Juin, 5 Juillet 1770 par la Flotte Imperiale de Russie sous le Commandement du General Comte d’Orloff, sur la Turque.
- Author: FACIUS, G. S.
- Publication place: Bonn
- Publication date: c.1770.
- Physical description: Folding engraved map with contemporary hand-colour in outline.
- Dimensions: 393 by 475mm. (15.5 by 18.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 3174
The engraver Georg Sigismund Facius was born in Regensburg in 1750 and was educated together with his twin brother Johann Gottlieb in Brussels, where their father was working as Russian consul. They worked in Bonn in the early 1770s and produced several maps concerning the Russo-Turkish War. In 1776 they moved to London, where they worked for Boydell as print engravers.
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