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Elizaveta Petrovna (1709-1761) - the Russian empress, who became the last representative of the royal dynasty of the Rom...

Elizaveta Petrovna (1709-1761) - the Russian empress, who became the last representative of the royal dynasty of the Romanovs along the female line. Krönungs-Geschichte, oder Umständliche Beschreibung des solennen Einzugs, und der hohen Salbung und Krönung Fraun Elisabeth Petrowna Kayserin und Selbstherrscherin aller Reussen etc .: Wie jener den 28. Februarii, und diese den 25ten Aprill 1742. in der Kayserl. St. Petersburg: Gedruckt bey der Kayserl. Academie der Wissenschaften, 1745. Detailed description of the solemn order of the successful entry into the ruling city of Moscow and the most sacred coronation of Her Most August Imperial Majesty Elizabeth Petrovna, the Autocrat of All Russia, February 28, crowning April 25, 1742. SPb .: printed at Imp. Academy of Sciences, 1745. - [2], 76 p., 1 p. front., 49 p. il; 28x40 cm. Text in German; Student Selius (Zelius) translated the text from Russian into German. Editor - Ya.Ya. Shtelin. Printed under the supervision of G.F. Miller. The engraved frontispiece (portrait of Elizabeth Petrovna) was made in a black manner (mezzotint) by Johann Stenglin based on the original by Louis Caravaque. The engraved title page is reproduced in gothic type. 49 engraved illustrations and plans (engravings by G.A. Kachalov, I.A. Sokolov, H.- A.Vortman ) and 3 engraved with vignettes in the text, made by the artist I.A. Sokolov. All drawings were made by the painter I.E.Grimmel on the subjects of the coronation ceremony, the images of imperial attire and regalia. Full set of illustrations. In semi-leather binding middle of the XIX century. Minor faded binding, pasting folds and tears of individual illustrations (paper), one illustration (№46) duplicated on paper, owner's tint watercolor l. ill. 46, 49. Official ceremonies on the occasion of the coronation of Elizabeth Petrovna in Moscow lasted more than three months, starting with the triumphal entry of the Empress in the first city on February 28, 1742 and ending with the festive fireworks on June 7 of the same year. The main event - the royal wedding in the Dormition Cathedral of the Kremlin, held on April 25, was followed by welcoming audiences, dinners, balls, masquerades, performances of the Italian Opera. An exhibition of state regalia was held in the Kremlin Palace. Crowded ceremonial processions from the Faceted Chamber to the Dormition Cathedral, from the Kremlin to the winter Imperial Palace on the Yauza, were the most important elements of the coronation ceremony. The publication was first published in Russian, but almost simultaneously the text of the edition was translated intoGerman, French and Latin. The total circulation of the book was 1,550 copies, including reprints. Elizabeth Petrovna's coronation album is a great sample of the 18th century Russian book's decoration, as well as a masterpiece of Russian engraving and typographic art. This is one of the most luxurious publications in the history of domestic printing. D.A. Rovinsky called it “A detailed description …" "the main monument of Russian engraving at Elizabeth." Bibliography: SC XVIII. №4789. Krönungs-Geschichte, oder Umständliche Beschreibung des solennen Einzugs, und der hohen Salbung und Krönung Fraun Elisabeth Petrowna Kayserin und Selbstherrscherin aller Reussen etc.: Wie jener den 28. Februarii, und diese den 25ten Aprill 1742. in der Kayserl. St. Petersburg: Gedruckt bey der Kayserl. Academie der Wissenschaften, 1745.
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