• 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 105

    PORTER, Robert Ker (1775-1842). Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden, During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. London: Richard Phillips, 1809.

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    PORTER, Robert Ker (1775-1842). Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden, During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. London: Richard Phillips, 1809.

    2 volumes in one, 4o (312 x 242 mm). With 28 hand-colored aquatint costume plates, 12 sepia-tinted aquatint plates of views and one etching of Gustav Vasa (a few folding). (Some light offsetting.) Contemporary tree calf (rebacked). Provenance: central gilt coat-of-arms (gilt stamp on upper cover: "Honi soit qui mal y pense").
    FIRST EDITION. Porter was an English diplomat and artist, who became a historical painter to the Czar of Russia in 1804. Abbey Travel 13; Colas 2407; Lipperheide 11346; Tooley 383.


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