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Gigault de la Salle, Achille Étienne.

VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN SICILE DÉDIÉ A SON ALTESSE ROYALE MADAME LA DUCHESSE DE BERRY [EDITED BY J.F. D'OSTERVALD]. PARIS: P. DIDOT, L'AINÉ [-JULES DIDOT AINÉ], 1822-1826
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 19,700 GBP
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Gigault de la Salle, Achille Étienne.

VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN SICILE DÉDIÉ A SON ALTESSE ROYALE MADAME LA DUCHESSE DE BERRY [EDITED BY J.F. D'OSTERVALD]. PARIS: P. DIDOT, L'AINÉ [-JULES DIDOT AINÉ], 1822-1826
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 19,700 GBP
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Gigault de la Salle, Achille Étienne.

VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN SICILE DÉDIÉ A SON ALTESSE ROYALE MADAME LA DUCHESSE DE BERRY [EDITED BY J.F. D'OSTERVALD]. PARIS: P. DIDOT, L'AINÉ [-JULES DIDOT AINÉ], 1822-1826
first edition, 2 volumes, large folio (620 x 475mm.), half-titles, engraved map of Sicily and 92 hand-coloured aquatint plates, list of plates at end of volume 2, contemporary red crushed half morocco, flat spines gilt, uncut, lacking one map (see footnote), without list of subscribers, some plates somewhat browned (nos. 8, 12, 19, 22, 36, 51), light spotting to text and plates (mostly marginal), bindings rubbed
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Literature

Abbey, Travel 262

Catalogue Note

rare views of sicily. There is only one auction record for a copy of both volumes of this work in over thirty years. The book was published in twenty four parts, and is "the most ambitious of the coloured aquatint books edited by J.F. d'Ostervald" (Abbey).

The plate list calls for one map only, but the Abbey copy and the dedication copy of the first volume both contained a second map of Sicily.

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