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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil

The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
marine niemeyer - since 1992 -


In the original Solander box as furnished only initially !

The  Grandiose  Large  Work

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Entree de la rade de Rio-Janeiro
Entree de la rade de Rio-Janeiro

Brazil’s  Prodigal  Magnificence

Rugendas, Johann Moritz. Malerische Reise in Brasilien (Voyage Pittoresque dans le Brésil). Paris, Engelmann, (1827-)35. Large folio (sheet size 13⅝ × 19⅞ in [34.5 × 50.5 cm]). 2 ll., 50, 38, 56, 32 pp. With

100  colored  lithographs

after Rugendas. Full-size facsimile in the original colors enlarged with 8 ll. summary in Portuguese (9 pp.) and index (5 pp.) + imprint. 1986. Orig. h. leather with 5 ornamental raised bands and leather corners, marbled covers, color fly-leaves, as well as gilt edges in the orig. natural (light-grey) cloth Solander box (Schumacher Inc. Berne).

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Sabará
Johann Moritz Rugendas, Bota-Fogo

No. 14/950 copies of the ordinary edition (total edition 1050 copies furnished with the Solander box initially only). – One plate (pt. IV, 2) with two tiny folds in the wide white lower margin, otherwise impeccable.

The  wonderful  suite  of  matchless  impressions

“ (which) came into Darwin’s mind again when he (1832) entered the South American jungle … (and)

whose  tropical  wood

Johann Moriz Rugendas, Forèt vierge
Forèt vierge près Manqueritipo dans la province de Rio de Janeiro

had  impressed  Darwin  so  much …

(and) still was on his mind when in the forties and fifties he

quietly  worked  out  the  Theory  of  Evolution  for  himself ”

(Julia Voss in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of July 1, 2008).

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Nègre & Négresse de Bahia
Nègre & Négresse de Bahia
Johann Moritz Rugendas, Costumes de San Paulo
Costumes de San Paulo

Perfectly reproduced in a special screenless phototype process. – Subdivided in landscapes – portraits and costumes – manners and customs of the Red Indians – life of the Europeans – manners and customs of the Negroes . – Published by Gottfried Engelmann (1788-1839), who had introduced lithography in Paris in 1816 after having learned it at the inventor Senefelder himself in Munich. – Text in German.

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Vue d’Olinda
Vue d’Olinda
Johann Moritz Rugendas, Ilia Itaparica
Ilia Itaparica

The  wonderful  yield  of  Johann  Mori(t)z  Rugendas’

(Augsburg 1802 – Weilheim 1858) first voyage (1821-1825), which he started together with the Russian Privy Councillor and Prussian consul general in Rio de Janeiro, Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, into the interior of Brazil to capture the peculiarities of the country. Though this connection did not last it was the beginning for his multiple decades-long own voyages through Central and South America resulting in a plenty of drawings “of highest interest. In the characteristic and natural representation of humans, animals and plants of strange, first tropical countries only few could be placed at his side”. And already the work here

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Nègres a fond de calle
Nègres a fond de calle

“ … made the artist famous, (its illustrations) showing humans and animals, districts and the luxuriant vegetation of that country in full truth and faithfulness ”


That  it  remained  his  one  and  only  publication

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Débarquement

bestows  its  so  infinite  value  upon  it .

Offer no. 29,055 / EUR  1580. / export price EUR  1501. (c. US$ 1815.) + shipping

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Braïa dos Mineros à Rio-Janeiro
Braïa dos Mineros à Rio-Janeiro

– – – The same as no. 889/950 copies of the ordinary edition in the original solander box (sic!). – A slight scratch mark of c. 1 cm in the fore edge hardly worth mentioning aside perfect.

Offer no. 29,062 / EUR  1580. / export price EUR  1501. (c. US$ 1815.) + shipping

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Vue de Rio-Janeiro prise de la Rade
Vue de Rio-Janeiro prise de la Rade