9 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,500
Estimate USD 800 - USD 1,200
Album Chinois. Paris: Formentin, 1849.
4o (329 x 243 mm). 19 colored lithographic plates by Formentin each with a leaf of text, after Aubry-Lecomte, E. Devéria, C. Choran, J. Vidal, H. Grevedon, Chénot and engraved music by A. Panseron with a colored pictorial title (some spotting to text and plates). Contemporary gilt and blind stamped cloth (rebacked).
The fine plates depict exteriors and interiors of Chinese houses, a magic-lantern show, costumes, torture, mandarin ships, etc.
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