• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

    Sale 5489

    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 155

    MAJORELLE, Jacques (1886-1962). Les Kasbahs de l'Atlas. Paris: Lucien Vogel chez Jules Meynial, 1930. Portfolio (373 x 280mm) containing 4° text volume with tipped-in plate of the author, and 24 (of 30) loose colour plates printed on thick card. (Lacking plates 6, 10, 12, 16 17 & 28, light spotting and browning to versoes of plates, text with very light spotting and browning, heavier to prelims.) Text bound in original loose wove decorative 'Flammannam' cloth woven by Paul Rodier, aluminum endpapers with colour-printed maps, contained in the original portfolio case of green vellum, title printed to upper cover, leather ties, internally lined with aluminium (endpapers and portfolio flaps lightly rubbed, portfolio covers slightly warped).

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    MAJORELLE, Jacques (1886-1962). Les Kasbahs de l'Atlas. Paris: Lucien Vogel chez Jules Meynial, 1930. Portfolio (373 x 280mm) containing 4° text volume with tipped-in plate of the author, and 24 (of 30) loose colour plates printed on thick card. (Lacking plates 6, 10, 12, 16 17 & 28, light spotting and browning to versoes of plates, text with very light spotting and browning, heavier to prelims.) Text bound in original loose wove decorative 'Flammannam' cloth woven by Paul Rodier, aluminum endpapers with colour-printed maps, contained in the original portfolio case of green vellum, title printed to upper cover, leather ties, internally lined with aluminium (endpapers and portfolio flaps lightly rubbed, portfolio covers slightly warped).

    RARE. Number 47 of a limited edition of 520. The plates that make up this album reproduce paintings and drawings that Majorelle made between 1920 and 1929, and demonstrate his earliest use of powdered gold and silver in his work. Félix Marcilhac, Jacques Majorelle, Paris, 1995, pp.112-153; Nancy, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Institut du Monde Arabe, Jacques Majorelle-Rétrospective, Paris, 1999-2000, pp.128-129.


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