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Ouseley, William Gore
'VIEWS IN SOUTH AMERICA, FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS MADE IN BRAZIL THE RIVER PLATE, THE PARANA, &C.' LONDON:  THOMAS MCLEAN,  [1852]
Estimation
25 00030 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
282
Ouseley, William Gore
'VIEWS IN SOUTH AMERICA, FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS MADE IN BRAZIL THE RIVER PLATE, THE PARANA, &C.' LONDON:  THOMAS MCLEAN,  [1852]
Estimation
25 00030 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Ouseley, William Gore
'VIEWS IN SOUTH AMERICA, FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS MADE IN BRAZIL THE RIVER PLATE, THE PARANA, &C.' LONDON:  THOMAS MCLEAN,  [1852]
Folio (21 1/4 x 15 in.; 543 x 375 mm).  Lithographed title, dedication to Prince Albert with list of plates on verso, 26 tinted lithographed plates, lithographed plan; an unusually clean example with one tiny closed tear to bottom margin of title. Expertly bound to style in dark blue morocco backed period cloth covered boards, large central morocco label on the upper cover, flat spine lettered in gilt, glazed yellow endpapers and pastedowns.
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Bibliographie

Borba de Moraes, p.643; Sabin 57947; Tooley 356; Palau 207325.

Description

Among the rarest lithographed view books depicting South America

"In 1823 Ousley was transferred to Rio as secretary, and in 1838 was promoted to charge d'affaires.  He was sent on a mission to Uruguay and Argentina in 1844 and returned to England in 1850 ... After he had returned to England, via the United States, he wished to publish a collection of drawings and watercolors of Brazil and the Rio de la Plata. The selection was made by Queen Victoria. This rare and valued album contains very picturesque lithographs" (Borba de Moraes).

Published in 1852 and issued as tinted lithographs, like the present, for £4.4s, or hand colored at £6.16s.6d, both issues are very rare.  Unlike other lithographed plate books from this period, there was no deluxe issue on card.  The list of plates cites the plan, 25 plates, plus one vignette (titled Serra de Estrella), though the vignette is in appearance no different than the other plates.  Not in Abbey, attesting to the work's rarity.

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