Count Emanuel Andrsy (1821-1891)
Reise ... in Ostindien, Ceylon, Java, China und Bengalen. Pest: Hermann Geibel, 1859.
Large 2 (598 x 429mm). Title-page with engraved vignette, 16 hand-coloured tinted lithographs, text illustrations, historiated initials, advertisement on verso of last leaf. (Some very light spotting to margins of a few plates.) Publisher's green half morocco, blocked in gilt on upper cover, spine lettered and tooled in gilt, publisher's label on verso of upper cover (extremities very lightly rubbed).
Fleeing Austrian occupation of Budapest in 1849, Andrasy, Hungarian philosopher, politician, aristocrat and courtier, visited Bengal, Ceylon, Java and China. The fine quality plates and text earned him membership of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1858. De Silva Early Prints of Ceylon pp. 203ff.