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Author
GRASSET-SAINT SAUVEUR, Jacques de
Title
Moeurs, Lois et Costumes des habitans de l'isle d'Oonolaska.
Published
Paris: Deroy, 1796.
Description
Modern quarter vellum. With 2 hand-coloured aquatint plates by J. Laroque after Grasset-Saint Saveur. (2), 5, (1) pp. coloured aquatint plates by J. Laroque after Grasset-Saint Saveur. (2), 5, (1) pp. Two attractive and finely hand-coloured illustrations of Alaskans with descriptive text, taken from the large series 'Encyclopedie des voyages'. Jacques Grasset-Saint Saveur beautifully depicts the peoples of the world in his several richly illustrated works, thus familiarising his European contemporaries with exotic cultures, customs and dress. A fine copy.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Homme de Oonolashka.
2. Femme de Oonolashka.
References
Colas 1292; Hiler, p. 390; Lipperheide 41
Hand coloured plates
2
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Category
18th Century & earlier, Costume, Russia
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1427