Title: "Habits of Oriental or Eastern Tartars". "Dresses and persons of Twitsikar a province of Eastern Tartary"
Date: C1790
Artist: Thomas Bankes
Engraver: Grignion
Image Size: 280mm x 175mm (11.02" x 6.89")
Technique: Engraving.
Condition: In good condition.
Stock Number: SP ARCH 1790 (NIG) (DRW06)
Price: $A 65
Engraving Russian archers from Banke's New System of Geography Published by Royal Authority

Thomas Bankes: 18th century collector of maps and engravings and vicar of Dixton, Monmouthshire, whose New and Authentic System of Universal Geography (London, C. Cooke, ca. 1788-90) compiled views from various countries, including some detailing the voyages of Captain James Cook.

Thomas Bankes, Edward Warren Blake, and Alexander Cook’s A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography (hereafter Thomas Bankes’s). A massive folio volume of 990 double-columned pages, this was a popular work, running to six editions in the years from 1775 to 1797