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L'Afrique.
L'Afrique. Bien que de mes Deserts les chaleurs indomtees / Enchassent les Mortals par leur sterilite; / Mesvilles neantinoins sot partout habitees, / Pour leur utilite.
Bosse fe. avec Privilege du Roy
a paris chez chereau le jeaune ruë St Jacques au S.t Remy [n.d., c.1740].
Engraving with original hand colour. 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½") very large margins. Stain in left margin. Repaired hole in bottom of lower margin.
A female allegorical figure representing Africa, dressed in colourful cloth carrying a parasole and tambourine, an elephant in background.
[Ref: 55117]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Cairo looking West.
Cairo looking West.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe Lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Decr. 1st 1848.
Tinted lithograph, printed area 340 x 530mm (13¼ x 20¾")..
The Pyramids in the distance mark the limits of the city and the start of the Desert. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
Abbey Travel 272.
[Ref: 54953]   £950.00  
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Ile-de-Gorée.
Ile-de-Gorée.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc.
De Sainson Edit. Finot imp. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. 290 x 380mm (11½ x 15"), with very large margins, with blindstamp of 'La Favorite'.
A view of French settlement of Île de Gorée, Senegal, famed for its 'Maison des Esclaves' with its 'Door of No Return'. From 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols). Colour-printed examples are rare.
SP Lohia Collection 5256: ''The coloured version of the 'Album Historique' is a work of extraordinary quality. It ranks among the finest plate books produced in the 19th century, the colouring being o
[Ref: 54669]   £260.00  
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