Maniere de charger les Mulets pour le voyage. [Method of laoding mules for travel.]
Fine engraving, 270 x 235mm. 10½ x 9¼". Sheet trimmed. Small tear into plate at left.
A European traveller and a fire in the background. From 'Voyage au Bresil, dans les années 1815, 1816, et 1817' by Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782 - 1867), a German explorer, ethnologist and naturalist. Prince Maximilian, accompanied by the naturalists Georg Freyreiss and Friedrich Sellow, travelled through Brazil from 1815 to 1817. From Rio de Janeiro they journeyed to Cabo Frio, along the coast to Ilheus, to the borders of Minas Geraes anf finally Bahia. The explorers made extensive studies of the flora and fauna of the Mata Atlantica, and visited the indigenous peoples such as the Botocudo, Purí, and Pataxo.
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18542] £140.00