Horse staging post, Moldavia, 19 July 1837.
2 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm

Horse staging post, Moldavia, 19 July 1837.

Raffet, Denis Auguste Marie

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Lithograph by Raffet from 'Voyage dans la Russie meridionale et la Crimee, par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie' ('Voyage to Southern Russia, via Hungary, Walachia and Moldavia') by Prince Anatolii Demidov (1812-1870), published in 1848. The book is an account of a French scientific expedition in 1837 to record the geology, history, archaeology, flora and fauna, as well as the customs and habits of the people of the area. The expedition was made up of artists, scientists and archaeologists. Demidov dedicated his book to Czar Nicholas I (1796-1855), but the Czar was annoyed that no Russians had been included in the expedition. The area of Moldavia was later divided between Moldova, eastern Romania, and part of the Ukraine.



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