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Author
BONAFFE, A. A.
Title
Recuerdos de Lima. Álbum. Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres Dibujados.
Published
Lima: (Perú), 1857.
Description
RARE. Large folio (14" x 20") original blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering on front and blind-stamped borders on both board; 12 hand coloured lithographed plates, printed in Paris. No text, no title page (as issued). Beautiful and scarce costume plates of Peruvian citizens, including dancers, smokers, vendors of watermelon, bread and milk, the elite, et al. Plates are dated in the lithographs 1855-56. Lithographs by E. Prugue from original drawings by Bonnaffe. French translation in each lower margin. There are 2 series of this Album, one printed in 1856 and one in 1857; this is the rarest and much sought after series. A fine hand coloured set of Peruvian costume plates.

Coloured plates in order:

1. La Zamacueca.
2. La Zamba.
3. El Capeador.
4. Chorrillos.
5. El Panadero.
6. La Plazera.
7. El Arriero.
8. La Chichera.
9. El Aguador.
10. La Lechera.
11. El Velero.
12. La Caleza.
References
Bobins I # 3; not in Colas or Lipperheide; Hilier p.101.
Hand coloured plates
12
Binding/Size
XL=elephant folio
Category
Costume, Culture/Lifestyle, South America
Value
$5,001-25,000
Stock ID
1215