Illustrations by Viskovatov
17th century Russian polearms




17th century Russian polearms
Lithograph 090 in "Historical description of the clothes and weapons of Russian troops" by Viskovatov, 2nd edition published in 1899.

Aleksandr Vasilíevich Viskovatov, Born April 22, 1804; died February 27, 1858, in St. Petersburg. Russian military historian. Viskovatovís most important work, A Historical Description of the Uniform and Weapons of Russian Troops (vols. 1-30, 1841-62; 2nd ed., vols. 1-34, 1899-1948), is based on an enormous amount of archival material.
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