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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
In the original Solander box 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 13⅝ × 19⅞ in [34.5 × 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 Solander box (Schumacher Inc. Berne).
No. 14/950 copies of the ordinary edition (total edition 1050 copies furnished with the Solander box initially only). – One plate (pt. IV, 2) with two tiny folds in the wide white lower margin, 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), which he started together with the Russian Privy Councillor and Prussian consul general in Rio de Janeiro, 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. 29,055 / EUR 1580. / export price EUR 1501. (c. US$ 1735.) + shipping
– – – The same as no. 889/950 copies of the ordinary edition in the original solander box (sic!). – A slight scratch mark of c. 1 cm in the fore edge hardly worth mentioning aside perfect.
Offer no. 29,062 / EUR 1580. / export price EUR 1501. (c. US$ 1735.) + shipping