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Author
[COSTUME]
Title
Voyages au Pérou, faits dans les années 1790 à 1794.
Published
París: J.G. Dentu, Impremeur - Libraire, 1809.
Description
12 coloured plates plus one map "Carte du Pérou et du Chili" Folio. (31.5 x 24 cm) This is the Atlas to accompany the French translation of the work of Skinner on Peru published in London in 1805 titled "The Present State of Peru" ; the engravings, beautifully coloured in the period, are notable for their quality and detail; a rare Peruvian plate book. The Atlas was published with two volumes of text. Boards scuffed and worn; original title label affixed to upper board.

Coloured plates in order:

[Map. Carte du Perou et du Chili].

1. Costume des Indiens, pour representer l'Inca et sa femme.
2. Lamas.
3. Guerrier Indien, appartement a une Tribu sauvage.
4. Taureador; Champion du Combat du Taureau.
5. Vierge du Soleil.
6. Femme guerriere de la Tribu d'Yurimagua.
7. Indienne, representant Minerve Peruvienne.
8. Indien et Indienne, en habit de fete.
9. Dame de Lima, en grande parure.
10. Femme de Lima, de la classe moyenne.
11. Servante quarteronne de Lima.
12. Indien civilise revetu du Poncho.
Hand coloured plates
12
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
Costume, Map, South America
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1172