Auction 126, Lot 40

"[Lot of 4] Climatic Chart of the World, Showing the Distribution of the Human Race and the Animal Kingdom [with] Arctic Zone [with] Tropical Zone [and] Temperate Zone",

Subject: World

Period: 1893 (dated)

Publication: Yaggy's Geographical Portfolio

Color: Printed Color

34 x 22 inches
86.4 x 55.9 cm

These beautifully printed multi-stone chromolithographs are extremely rare issues by L.W. Yaggy. The first is a world map on Mercator's Projection which shows each continent's important animals and trees in full color. Below the map are five panels describing the human race as categorized at the time: Negro (Black); Indian (Red); Caucasian (White); Mongolian (Yellow); and Malayan (Brown). Each panel has four or five portraits, each in full costume and jewelry. The second lithograph is a great image of Eskimos in the far north battling a polar bear from kayaks, the aurora borealis, and family life around igloos. The third shows the deep jungle in the foreground with wild cats, monkeys, snakes and several natives hunting. In the background is a village scene. The final lithograph is a scene of a typical Victorian-period city in the U.S. that shows many fine homes, churches, stone government buildings, the Capital building in Washington, D.C., ships in the harbor and more. They are exquisite examples of multi-stone lithography with each stone carrying a different color ink. We count at least six different colors and perhaps as many as eight. Copyrighted by L.W. Yaggy, 1893. All backed with original linen.


Condition: A

Beautiful, near fine examples.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600

Sold for: $850

Closed on 12/3/2008