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Der Vulkan Kamtschatkoy auf Kamtschatka.

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Article ID EUO4625
Artist Anonymus
Title Der Vulkan Kamtschatkoy auf Kamtschatka.
Year ca. 1750
Description View shows the Krasheninnikov volcano on Kamchatka.
The Kamchatka Peninsula was discovered by Cossacks on their forays into eastern Russia in 1697. Since there were mainly a lot of sables here, the area was annexed by Russia shortly after. The indigenous people living there, the Koryaks, Itelmen, Evens, Chukchi and Aleuts (Unangan), were bloodily subjugated by Russian Cossacks and almost exterminated. The Dane Vitus Bering, after whom the strait between Eastern Siberia and Alaska is named, led large expeditions to Kamchatka and north to the Bering Sea from 1725 to 1730 and from 1733 to 1743. Georg Wilhelm Steller, botanist and theologian, wrote extensive notes from the second expedition.
Place of Publication Germany
Dimensions (cm)14 x 17,5 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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