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The Rugendas Letters
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
first voyage to Brazil
In the original cassette as furnished only initially !
The Grandiose Large Work
Brazil’s Prodigal Magnificence
Rugendas, Johann Moritz. Malerische Reise in Brasilien (Voyage Pittoresque dans le Brésil). Paris, Engelmann, (1827-)35. Large folio (sheet size 34.5 x 50.5 cm). 2 ll., 50, 38, 56, 32 pp. With
100 colored lithographs
after Rugendas. Full-size facsimile in the original colors enlarged with 8 ll. summary in Portuguese (9 pp.) and index (5 pp.) + imprint. 1986. Orig. h. leather with 5 ornamental raised bands and leather corners, marbled covers, color fly-leaves, as well as gilt edges in the orig. natural (light-grey) cloth cassette (Schumacher Inc. Berne).
No. 50/950 copies of the ordinary edition (total edition 1050 copies furnished with the cassette initially only). – One plate each (pt. I, 22 & III, 10) with tiny sallow spot in the wide white margin and verso resp, the inner covers of the box slightly soiled, otherwise impeccable.
The wonderful suite of matchless impressions
(Julia Voss in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of July 1, 2008).
Perfectly reproduced in a special screenless phototype process. – Subdivided in landscapes – portraits and costumes – manners and customs of the Red Indians – life of the Europeans – manners and customs of the Negroes . – Published by Gottfried Engelmann (1788-1839), who had introduced lithography in Paris in 1816 after having learned it at the inventor Senefelder himself in Munich. – Text in German.
The wonderful yield of Johann Mori(t)z Rugendas’
(Augsburg 1802 – Weilheim 1858) first voyage (1821-1825), that he started together with the Russian Privy Councillor and Prussian consul general in Rio, Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, into the interior of Brazil to capture the peculiarities of the country. Though this connection did not last it was the beginning for his multiple decades-long own voyages through Central and South America resulting in a plenty of drawings “of highest interest. In the characteristic and natural representation of humans, animals and plants of strange, first tropical countries only few could be placed at his side”. And already the work here
That it remained his one and only publication
bestows its so infinite value upon it .
Offer no. 28,982 / EUR 1570. / export price EUR 1492. (c. US$ 1996.) + shipping