Bakhchysarai, Ukraine: a view of the city from above. Tinted lithograph by Lady A. Blackwood, 1857.
- Blackwood, Alicia, Lady.
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In the lithograph, Bahcesaray is seen from afar, across from a cemetery on a hill. Two shepherds graze their goats near the cemetery. Steep cliffs areshown in the distance. Bakhchysarai (Turkish: Bahçesaray) is a city in central Crimea. It was established as the new khan's residence by the Crimean Khan Sahib I Giray in 1532. It became the capital of the Crimean Khanate and the center of political and cultural life of the Crimean Tatar people. In several wars with Russia between 1737 and 1783 it was burnt down and occupied by the Russian Empire, after which it lost its administrative significance