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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
Oysters , treat yourself with Oysters
Bosse, Abraham (Tours 1604 – Paris 1676). The Oyster Vendor as Street Trade. Etching for Le Blond. C. 1640-50. Inscribed: ABosse jnuen et fc. / le Blond excud auec Priuilege. 8⅝ × 5⅝ in (21.9 × 14.4 cm).
Beall F 5; Lipperheide Fd 1; Allgemeines Künstler-Lex. XIII, 205. – LES CRIS DE PARIS. – French quatrain in the lower margin. – Especially in the wide white paper-margin slightly tidemarked, in the corners traces of previous mounting. – Watermark Bunch of Grapes. – Otherwise
early impression qualified
by fine plate tone + not yet erased text lines .
(Erich von Rath). And José-Michel Lothe in AKL:
Their rarity also proven by Weigel’s sumptuous Art Catalogue (vols. 1-4, 1838-1850), missing the sheets of the set here.
On Le Blond see in Nagler under Johann le Blond: … supposedly the son of one J. Blond who engraved in Paris in the early 17th century and run an art trade. With this son Jean Beall also mixes up our older le Blond. See their made date references not harmonizing with each other.
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