Habits of People in Russia


“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.