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

The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
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Vaisseau du premier rang, Troisieme Figure de la Coupe d’un. Three-master together with two boats in sectional elevation to the left, with multiple character (upper & lower case) and number keys. Colored engraving by Jacques Philippe Lebas (1707 Paris 1783). Inscribed: Tome III. Page 198. / Gravé par J. P. Le Bas., otherwise as above. Subject size 5⅜ × 6⅝ in (13.8 × 16.9 cm).

Vaisseau du premier rang

Two smoothed-out longitudinal folds, right in the margin area outside of the representation box pleat in the paper. – Trimmed within the wide platemark, but insignificant as 0-9-1.6 cm white margin around.

“ (Le Bas) deserves an excellent place among the artists who have distinguished themselves by taste. His engravings are first delicately etched, then finished with the chisel fine and often imperceptibly, however. The treatment is ingenious, and it even provides mediocre works with life and charm. He is the first after Rembrandt who frequently used the dry-point … ”

(Nagler I, 309).

Offer no. 28,830 | EUR 290. | export price EUR 276. (c. US$ 334.) + shipping