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Collection Photo, Print, Drawing Voyage autour du Monde fait par ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Nicolas Ier. sur la Corvette Le Séniavine, pendant des années 1826, 1827, 1828 & 1829, Sous le Commandement de Frederic Lütke.

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Title

  • Voyage autour du Monde fait par ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Nicolas Ier. sur la Corvette Le Séniavine, pendant des années 1826, 1827, 1828 & 1829, Sous le Commandement de Frederic Lütke.

Translated Title

  • Journey Around the World Made by the Order of His Majesty Emperor Nicholas I on the Corvette "Seniavin", in the Years 1826, 1827, 1828 & 1829, Under the Command of Fedor Litke.

Summary

  • The round-the-world voyage of the corvette Seniavin was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I and carried out in 1826-29 under the command of Captain Fedor Litke (the Russian version of the name of Count Friedrich Lütke, a Baltic German). The expedition began in Kronstadt (the main imperial Russian naval base near Saint Petersburg where Russian circumnavigations typically began and ended); it then traveled around Cape Horn to the Pacific Ocean. This voyage was one of many Russian scientific naval surveys in the first part of the 19th century. Amid the tensions of the early 1820s over borders and fishing rights in the North Pacific involving Russia, Great Britain, and the United States, the tsar originally intended to send the Seniavin to the region as a warship. When these issues were resolved in the Russian-American and Anglo-Russian conventions of 1824 and 1825, the Seniavin instead was sent to survey the Alaskan and Asian coasts. This book, based upon the voyage and published in French in the early 1830s, offered new information of great interest to geographers and the wider scientific community in Europe at this time. The voyage of the Seniavin resulted in novel charts and names for new islands and geographical features in the Bering Sea and wider stretches of the Pacific Ocean. Litke visited New Archangel (present-day Sitka), the capital of Russian America, as well as Unalaska, the Pribilof Islands, Saint Matthew Island, and the Commander Islands in the Bering Sea. After a provisioning stop in Petropavlovsk on the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Seniavin surveyed the Asian coastline of Russia up to the Bering Strait. Litke also sailed to other regions in the Pacific Ocean, including Valparaiso in Chile, the Bonin Islands (present-day Ogasawara Islands, Japan), the Mariana Islands, the Seniavin Islands (discovered by Litke, in Micronesia), Manila and Luzon in the Philippines, and the Caroline Islands. As was customary on such voyages, Litke was accompanied by scientists and artists. Many of the scientists were among the leading experts in their fields at the time. They included the geologist Aleksandr Postels and the ornithologist Friedrich Heinrich von Kittlitz, who identified many new species of birds on the voyage. Both men produced many drawings on natural and ethnographic subjects, from which the lithographs in the book are derived. This volume also includes maps from the route of the voyage of all the regions visited. Later in his career, Litke became a tutor for a son of Tsar Nicholas I, a founder of the Russian Geographic Society, and a military governor of Reval (present-day Tallinn, Estonia) and Kronstadt. The book was digitized for the Meeting of Frontiers digital library project in the early 2000s. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Postels, A. (Aleksandr), 1801-1871, artist.
  • Kittlitz, F. H. v. (Friedrich Heinrich von),, 1799-1874.
  • Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia,, 1796-1855, patron.
  • Engelmann, G. (Godefroy),, 1788-1839, lithographer.

Created / Published

  • Paris : Engelmann and Company, 1831-1839.

Headings

  • -  Description and travel
  • -  Ethnology
  • -  Exploration and encounters
  • -  Russian Federation
  • -  Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
  • -  Kamchatka Krai
  • -  Chile
  • -  United States of America
  • -  Alaska
  • -  Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • -  Philippines

Notes

  • -  On the sheets are the names of the various printers: Imp. Lith. de Engelmann et C.ie (sheets 5, 11, 13, 19, 21, 25, 28, 32, 35, 37, 40, 47); Lith. de Thierry frères, successeurs de Engelmann & C.ie (sheets 3, 4, 6 - 10, 12, 17, 18, 20, 22 - 24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 34, 36, 39, 41 - 46, 48 - 51); Lith. de Thierry frères (sheets 1, 2, 9, 14 - 16, 30, 38).
  • -  Roskoshnoe izdanie pechatalosʹ v Parizhe. Litografii po risunkam uchastnikov ėkspedit︠s︡ii - professora Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta Aleksandra Filippovicha Postelʹsa i barona Fridrikha-Genrikha fon Kittlit︠s︡a - vypolneny litografami V.Adamom, Zh.-L. Tirpennom, L.Zh.-B. Sabatʹe i dr. Atlas soderzhit, sredi prochego, vidy i tipy zhiteleĭ Kamchatki, Aleutskikh ostrovov, russkoĭ kolonii v Novo-Arkhangelʹske i pr.Opisanie puteshestvii︠a︡ vyshlo pod zaglaviem: "Puteshestvie vokrug sveta, sovershennoe po povelenii︠u︡ gosudari︠a︡ imperatora Nikolai︠a︡ 1., na voennom shli︠u︡pe Seni︠a︡vine v 1826, 1827, 1828 i 1829 godakh flota kapitanom Fedorom Litke. Otdelenie istoricheskoe. Ch. 1 - 3" (SPb., 1834 -1836).Atlas morskikh rasteniĭ, sobrannykh v ėtom puteshestvii, byl izdan otdelʹno pod nazvaniem: "Izobrazhenii︠a︡ i opisanii︠a︡ morskikh rasteniĭ, sobrannykh v Severnom Tikhom okeane u beregov Rossiĭskikh vladeniĭ v Azii i Amerike v puteshestvie vokrug sveta na voennom shli︠u︡pe Seni︠a︡vine v 1826, 1827, 1828 i 1829 godakh pod komandoi︠u︡ flota kapitana Fedora Litke, izdannye Aleksandrom Postelʹsom i Frant︠s︡om Ruprekhtom" (SPb., 1840).
  • -  Original image at: National Library of Russia
  • -  Роскошное издание печаталось в Париже. Литографии по рисункам участников экспедиции - профессора Санкт-Петербургского университета Александра Филипповича Постельса и барона Фридриха-Генриха фон Киттлица - выполнены литографами В.Адамом, Ж.-Л. Тирпенном, Л.Ж.-Б. Сабатье и др. Атлас содержит, среди прочего, виды и типы жителей Камчатки, Алеутских островов, русской колонии в Ново-Архангельске и пр.Описание путешествия вышло под заглавием: "Путешествие вокруг света, совершенное по повелению государя императора Николая 1., на военном шлюпе Сенявине в 1826, 1827, 1828 и 1829 годах флота капитаном Федором Литке. Отделение историческое. Ч. 1 - 3" (СПб., 1834 -1836).Атлас морских растений, собранных в этом путешествии, был издан отдельно под названием: "Изображения и описания морских растений, собранных в Северном Тихом океане у берегов Российских владений в Азии и Америке в путешествие вокруг света на военном шлюпе Сенявине в 1826, 1827, 1828 и 1829 годах под командою флота капитана Федора Литке, изданные Александром Постельсом и Францом Рупрехтом" (СПб., 1840).

Medium

  • 64 lithographs ; 55 x 41 cm.

Source Collection

  • Voyage of the Corvette "Seniavin" During 1826-1829

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  • 2018689451

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Chicago citation style:

Postels, A. , Artist, F. H. V Kittlitz, Emperor Of Russia Nicholas I, and G Engelmann. Voyage autour du Monde fait par ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Nicolas Ier. sur la Corvette Le Séniavine, pendant des années , 1827, 1828 & 1829, Sous le Commandement de Frederic Lütke. Federated States of Micronesia Chile Russian Federation Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Philippines United States Kamchatka Krai Alaska, 1830. Paris: Engelmann and Company, to 1839. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018689451/.

APA citation style:

Postels, A., Kittlitz, F. H. V., Nicholas I, E. O. R. & Engelmann, G. (1830) Voyage autour du Monde fait par ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Nicolas Ier. sur la Corvette Le Séniavine, pendant des années , 1827, 1828 & 1829, Sous le Commandement de Frederic Lütke. Federated States of Micronesia Chile Russian Federation Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Philippines United States Kamchatka Krai Alaska, 1830. Paris: Engelmann and Company, to 1839. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018689451/.

MLA citation style:

Postels, A. , Artist, et al. Voyage autour du Monde fait par ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Nicolas Ier. sur la Corvette Le Séniavine, pendant des années , 1827, 1828 & 1829, Sous le Commandement de Frederic Lütke. Paris: Engelmann and Company, to 1839. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018689451/>.