Chambre Historique de Turkmantchay (Persia)
Publie par Pierre Bertrand Editeur. [Paris, 1853-59.]
Tinted lithograph with very large margins. Printed area 295 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼").
A dilapidated room in Torkamanchay, a Azerbaijani town in northern Persia, with two locals and a European. Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens (1825 - 1901) travelled with the geographer Xavier Hommaire de Hell on a scientific journey to Turkey and Persia, making over a thousand drawings of the sites, costumes and people he encountered. After Hommaire died of cholera in 1848 Laurens sent his notes back to his widow in Paris who completed a full account of their travels, 'Voyage en Turquie et en Perse, exe´cute´ par ordre du Gouvernement Francais pendant les anne´es 1846, 1847 et 1848', containing many lithographs by Laurens.
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