Illustrations by Viskovatov
Finials for Russian banners




Finials for Russian banners, c.1700
Lithograph 119 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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