Title: Vue du Mont Beschtau du Coté de l’Orient près de la Rivière Essentouk (‘View of the east side of Mount Beshtau, near the river Essentouk’)

Creator: Baron von Vittinghoff, J Matthes

Description: Etching showing the five peaks of Mount Beshtau, which gives its name to the city of Pyatigorsk (‘five mountains’ in Russian), Stavropol Krai, in the North Caucasus region of Russia. Other mountains, named in the picture’s caption, can be seen in the background.

The image was drawn by Baron von Vittinghoff and etched by J Matthes. It was presented to the Geological Society by the Baron on 6th November 1818.

Date: c.1818

Format: Coloured etching

Archive reference: LDGSL/524

Image reference: 09-21

Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)


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