“Habits of People in Russia.” From Middleton’s Complete System of Geography. London: J. Cooke, 1778-79. 11 x 6. Engraving by Grainger. Very good condition.
A charming engraving of “People in Russia” from Middleton’s Complete System of Geography. A male and female stand front, while another man pushes a sleigh with a barrel on it in the background. This print appeared in a number of late 18th century British geographies and it would have informed many European readers with their notion of what Russian dress looked like.