• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 159

    MONSON, Frederick John, Baron Monson (1809-41). Views in the Department of the Isere and the High Alps. London: W.H. Dalton, February 1840. Broadsheet 2° (626 x 487mm). French and English text. Lithographic title and 21 views by Louis Haghe after Monson, on india paper mounted, engraved map by John Arrowsmith with routes in blue. (Some spotting, heavier in 4 plates.) Publisher's red russia-backed blue cloth by Leighton and Eeles (minor scuffs at extremities). Monson delineated the French High Alps to complement the better documented Vaudois, and his introduction gives an account of the topography, customs and manners of the region. Abbey Travel 60.

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    MONSON, Frederick John, Baron Monson (1809-41). Views in the Department of the Isere and the High Alps. London: W.H. Dalton, February 1840. Broadsheet 2° (626 x 487mm). French and English text. Lithographic title and 21 views by Louis Haghe after Monson, on india paper mounted, engraved map by John Arrowsmith with routes in blue. (Some spotting, heavier in 4 plates.) Publisher's red russia-backed blue cloth by Leighton and Eeles (minor scuffs at extremities). Monson delineated the French High Alps to complement the better documented Vaudois, and his introduction gives an account of the topography, customs and manners of the region. Abbey Travel 60.

    NEUROHR, Johann Mathias. Abbildung des Römischen Monuments in Igel. Trier: [for the author], 1826. 2° (614 x 356mm). Lithographic title and 5 plates. (Light marginal spotting, tiny wormhole affecting last two text leaves and extending through plates.) Modern leather-backed boards. A monograph on the 3rd-century Roman funerary monument at Igel which has weathered severely since these plates were published. RIBA 2260. (2)


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