Vasily Golovnin. The journey of the Russian Imperial sloop Diana from Kronstadt to Kamchatka committed under the command of Navy Lieutenant Golovnin in 1807, 1808 and 1809 years
Cover handmade genuine leather (nubuck)
Format 168х260 mm
Is printed by individual order
Paper Modigliani (Italy)
The life of V. M. Golovnin (1776-1831) – a vivid example of selfless service to the Fatherland and to the Russian State. From a young age he used to think about the meaning and value of life, about the destiny of man, about the greatness and benefits of science, the sanctity of duty and service, honor and loyalty oath. A child once in the Naval cadet corps, he forever linked his fate with the sea. In his younger years he had to serve under the command of the top naval commanders of his time, including the famous English Admiral Nelson. Received thanks to the reputation of a fearless and skillful officer in command of the sloop "Diana", Golovnin made a voyage round the world, during which he described the Russian far East, Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands. This book is a kind of report about this expedition.
The book is illustrated with the author's collages Oleg Smirnov.