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Achille Etienne Gigault de la Salle
(Parigi, 1771 - 1840)

Travel in Sicily, Voyage Pittoresque en Sicile.

Paris, Jules Didot. , 1822- 1826
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Achille Etienne Gigault de la Salle
(Parigi, 1771 - 1840)

Travel in Sicily, Voyage Pittoresque en Sicile.
Paris, Jules Didot. , 1822- 1826

mm. 660 x 500 
Paris, Jules Didot.                                                                                                      
 
2 volumi. Folio, mm. 660 x 500, Contemporary binding half vellum and marbled hardcover with corners, titles and ornaments within label in red Moroccan to the back.
 
First volume: pp.12, including the half-title and title-page, 2 maps, pp. 40, 92.
Second Volume: half-title and title-page, pp. 96, 2 p. of Indices. A total of 2 Title-pages, 2 geographical maps and 92 aquatint plates engraved by Franz Hegi, Theodore Henry Fielding, Newton Fielding and others after Forbin, Huber, Vauzelle, Lesamt, Bonington, Copley, Renoux and others. Nice specimen with wide margins.
 

Condition Report

Rare complete work with 92 evocative views of Sicily's engraved in aquatint both landscape and monumental, depicting Palermo (12 plates), Monreale (2), Segesta (4), Agrigento (16), Siracusa (16), Catania (5), Taormina (4), Messina (5), and several other cities, as well as temples, ruins and views of Mount Etna. As d'Ostervald notes in the notice, “j'ai attire successivement a Paris une douzaine de graveurs d'aquatint les plus habiles de l'Angleterre et de la Suisse” 

 

Only 500 copies of this work have been printed, some colored, others on Indian paper, but few have survived. 

Bibliography

Abbey Travel 262; Brunet V, 1379
sun 9 December 2018
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Exhibition Time: Wednesday 5 December to Saturday 8 December 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.