Lithograph. Sheet size: 420 x 325mm (16½ x 12¾" ). Crease to sheet.
A scene of a family of the Botocudos tribe of Indians, a plate from Johann Moritz Rugendas's 'Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil... traduit de l'Allemand par Mr. de Golbery'. Rugendas (1802-58, great-great grandson of Georg Philipp Rugendas, the celebrated painter of battles) arrived in Brazil in 1821 and was hired as an illustrator by Baron von Langsdorff, the consul-general of the Russian Empire in Brazil. Fortunately for Rugendas, the two fell out before Langsdorff's disasterous Amazon expedition, after which Rugendas spent his time recording daily life in the provinces of Mato Grosso, Pernambuco, Bahia, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro in drawing and watercolour. He returned to Europe in 1825 and devoted his time to publishing his work in parts between 1827 and 1835, which is regarded as one of the most important descriptions of Brazil ever.
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