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Busaj peninsula

Taras Shevchenko. Busaj peninsula

Taras Shevchenko. Busaj peninsula. Stained paper, pencil (15,7 × 23,3 cm). [Busaj peninsula]. [20 – 21.V 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 477.

Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: E. c. peninsula Busaj. 5. Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 84.

Dated on the basis Butakov diary in 20.V 1849, which mentions not peninsula, but gulf Busaj:

"Came closer to the shore against the tract Kunhan-Sandan and moved to it with armed party for view, believing at first that this is not the mainland, but one of the many islands that dot the eastern side of the Aral Sea… After 4 verstas, we surveyed area from a hill and made sure, it is a real continent. The tract is given away to the sea, forming on either side of a large bay on the north – Uch-Utkul, and on the south – Busaj" ["Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 34].

Peninsula Busaj does not appear on the maps.

Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 240, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

L. I. Vnuchkova

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 180 (image), p. 61 – 62 (note).