Recuerdos del Rio de la Plata
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Recuerdos del Rio de la Plata

CARLOS PELLEGRINI, 1841

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Recuerdos del Rio de la Plata
Carlos Pellegrini, 1841
[PELLEGRINI, Carlos Enrique (1800-1875).] Recuerdos del Rio de la Plata por C.E.P. Buenos Aires: Litografia de las Artes, 1841.

First edition of a rare Argentine plate book. The artist, Carlos, also known as Charles, Pellegrini was a Franco-Italian engineer and architect who emigrated to Argentina in 1828 to work in hydraulics. When his department was decommissioned the following year, he returned to his first love: drawing and painting, working for César Hipólito Bacle (see lot 162) and eventually founding his own publishing house with Luis Aldana. The present work was printed there, comprising a group of striking views of Buenos Aires and Argentine life. No copies are recorded at auction since 1993, and many of those which have appeared are incomplete. Some copies are described as having an index leaf and/or list of plates, absent here. Palau 252856.

Folio (455 x 303mm). Title page and 20 lithographic plates (strengthened at the gutter and mounted on stubs, one print cropped at outer edge, a few small repairs, dampstain to lower margin with slim repair just affecting caption of one print). Modern black quarter morocco with original printed front wrapper mounted on board.

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