Lot 91 of 222:
Sauvan's Tour of the Seine color plates  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$10,000 - $15,000

Title:
Picturesque Tour of the Seine, From Paris to the Sea...

Author:
Sauvan, Jean Baptiste Balthazar.

Place:
London

Publisher:
R. Ackermann

Date:
1821

Description:

[x], 177 pp. Hand-colored vignette title and tailpiece, hand-colored map, and 24 hand-colored aquatint plates. (Folio) 40.5x32 cm (16x12½"), modern full acid calf, wide decorative gilt borders, spine gilt, red leather label, all edges gilt. Custom slipcase. One of 50 large-paper copies. First Edition.

Originally issued in six parts. Both Tooley and Abbey agree that the engravings contained in the Large Paper copies are superior in both coloring and engraving to the ordinary copies. Watermarks dated 1818 and 1820. One of the greatest 19th century English color plates books. Tooley 445; Abbey, Travel 90.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
A few scuffs to binding; plates overall clean and bright with only a few small spots of foxing within


 
Item number:
289712
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