This detailed picture is an original steel engraving. It was published in 1856 in the "Illustrierte Zeitung". It shows the Russian attack on September 29th during the Siege of Kars in the Crimean War in great detail. It shows bulidings the mosque in the background and the battlefield in the front. The reverse side of the engraving is the first page of the "Illustrierte Zeitung" of January 1st 1856. It would look even more beautiful when framed in a simple frame.
The Siege of Kars was the last major operation of the Crimean War. In June 1855, attempting to alleviate pressure on the defence of Sevastopol, Emperor Alexander II ordered General Nikolay Muravyov to lead his troops against areas of Ottoman interest in Asia Minor. Uniting disparate contingents under his command into a strong corps of 25000 soldiers and 96 light guns, Muravyov decided to attack Kars, the most important fortress of Eastern Anatolia.
Published : Leipzig, Germany 1856
Size : circa 10 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches
Condition: Very good condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look.
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