L'Adolescence de Paul & Virginie. L'Enfance de Paul et Virginie. [&] Paul... Virgin.e... [&] Le Papayer de Virginie. Le Sommet du Pouce... [Mauritius.]
A Paris chez Guyot Graveur et M.d d'Estampes, Rue St Jacques au Grand Gesner, No.10 [n.d., c.1788-1800].
Printed in colour. Six scenes of 14 on three plates, each printed from four mezzotint plates in black, red, yellow and blue. Platemark of each sheet 155 x 230mm (6 x 9").
A novel by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre tells the story of two children who grow up as brother and sister in the French colony in Mauritius, possible inspired by the wreck of the Saint Géran in 1744. In this series twelve views illustrate the novel and two ilustrate the subsequent play.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. BM: 1895,1015.137.
[Ref: 9177] £1,100.00