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L'Amerique.  Des peuples inconnus affrontant mille hazards, Ce n'auroit pas esté pour moy grand advantage, Vinrent me traiter de Sauuage; Si je n'auois par eux appris que les beaux Arts.
L'Amerique. Des peuples inconnus affrontant mille hazards, Ce n'auroit pas esté pour moy grand advantage, Vinrent me traiter de Sauuage; Si je n'auois par eux appris que les beaux Arts.
N. Arnoult fecit.
A Paris chez N. Arnoult rue de la Fromagerie a l'Image St. Claude aux Halles avec Pri. du Roy. [n.d.].
Engraving. 290 x 190 (11½ x 7½").
One plate of the set of four 'Quatre Parties du Monde', representing America. One European woman holds a parrot while reaching out to a monkey sitting on a black pageboy's shoulder. Another woman shoots an arrow at monkeys in a tree.
[Ref: 449]   £380.00  
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La Chichera.
La Chichera. Lima 1855.
Dibuj.o por A.A. Bonnaffé. J. Gaildreau Lit. Im.Lemercier Paris.
[Paris: 1856.]
Rare lithograph with hand colour Sheet 410 x 310mm (16 x 12¼") Trimmed, repaired tears. Damaged, creases.
A dark-skinned woman of Peru, balancing a pot on her head and smoking a cheroot. From Bonnaffé's rare 'Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres', first volume of two, each containing 12 lithographs but no title or text.
[Ref: 51822]   £240.00  
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La Chola de la Sierra.
La Chola de la Sierra. Lima 1855.
Dibuj.o por A.A. Bonnaffé. Lit. por Prugue.
[Paris: 1856.]
Rare lithograph with hand colour Sheet 380 x 260mm (15 x 10¼"). Trimmed, some surface wear with loss to title, laid on archival tissue. Damaged.
A woman of Peru, leading a llama. From Bonnaffé's rare 'Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres', first volume of two, each containing 12 lithographs but no title or text.
[Ref: 51821]   £280.00  
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La Tapada.
La Tapada. Lima 1855.
Dibuj.o por A.A. Bonnaffé. Lit. por Prug[ue.]
[Paris: 1856.]
Rare lithograph with hand colour Sheet 405 x 250mm (16 x 9¾"). Surface wear, trimmed with loss to title, laid on archival tissue. Damaged.
A tapada, 'veiled one', one of the women considered one of the three distinctive hallmarks of old Lima. She wears a mantle over her head and face, exposing a single eye. The origin is believed to be Moorish; the custom died out in the 1850s when French styles became more popular. From Bonnaffé's rare 'Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres', first volume of two, each containing 12 lithographs but no title or text.
[Ref: 51823]   £280.00  
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