• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    MORNAY. A Picture of St. Petersburgh, represented in a collection of twenty interesting Views of the City, the Sledges and the People. London: J.F. Dove for Edward Orme, 1815 [plates watermarked 1811].

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    MORNAY. A Picture of St. Petersburgh, represented in a collection of twenty interesting Views of the City, the Sledges and the People. London: J.F. Dove for Edward Orme, 1815 [plates watermarked 1811].

    2o (440 x 334 mm). Letterpress and engraved titles, explanations of the plates in English and French, 20 hand-colored aquatint plates by Clark and Dubourg after Mornay. (Offsetting of first plate onto text, and minor browing.) 19th-century red half morocco (rebacked, slight wear to corners). Provenance: Frederic Robert Halsey (bookplate); Henry E. Huntington, Library (duplicate stamp "H.E.H." on front pastedown); Myles Standish Slocum (sale, Christie's New York, 20 November 1981, lot 414).

    FIRST EDITION. The charming plates are divided into two groups. The first 12 plates (January-December) are views of St. Petersburg at different months of the year, the others illustrate various types of sledges and carriages transporting people. Abbey Travel 226; Tooley 355.


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