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Rare 18th-century View of Kazan.

Large engraved view of Kazan from across the Volga River, showing the elevated citadel and the many church spires.

The view was published in Historique physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne.

Kazan is a city in southwest Russia, on the banks of the Volga and Kazanka rivers. The capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, a semi-autonomous region, it's known for the centuries-old Kazan Kremlin, a fortified citadel containing museums and sacred sites.

Louis-Nicolas de Lespinasse

Louis-Nicolas de Lespinasse (1734-1808) was a French military officer, illustrator, and politician. He was a professor of "military topography" and an artillery officer. His brother was French Revolutionary general Augustin de l'Espinasse.