"[Lot of 2] Le Roi du Perou Porte en Pompe lors que l'Armee Marche en Bataille... [and] Phisiognomie, & Habits des Habitans du Perou, en Amerique...", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Natives of Peru
Period: 1729 (circa)
Publication: La Galerie Agreable du Monde
Color: Black & White
16.4 x 13.3 inches
41.7 x 33.8 cm
This lot of fine copper engravings comes from La Galerie Agreable du Monde, the monumental Dutch work by one of the most prolific Dutch publishers. The work was issued in 66 parts containing over 3000 maps, town plans, and topographic prints. It was the largest picture and map book ever published. Many of the engravings were printed from multiple plates and enclosed in elaborate, picture-frame borders. The views from La Galerie Agreable du Monde are rarely seen on the market, as only 100 copies of the 66 volumes of this incredible atlas were produced. All edges gilt.
A. Le Roi du Perou Porte en Pompe lors que l'Armee Marche en Bataille [on sheet with] Marques de Guerre des Perouviens [and] Funerailles des Rois de Perou [and] Enterrement des Rois en Perou. This engraving includes four scenes of Peruvian natives on one sheet, each surrounded by a decorative border, showing a king in a litter among his people as they march to battle, a battle between two groups of natives, a king's funeral, and, finally, the burial of the king. Condition: A nice impression on watermarked paper with minor toning and printer's ink residue. (B+)
B. Phisiognomie, & Habits des Habitans du Perou, en Amerique [on sheet with] Fete des Habitans de Perou [and] Maniere de Sacrifier en Usage ches les Habitans du Perou [and] Enterrements des Personnes de Consideration en Perou, avec leurs Vivans Concubines et leurs Domestiques. This engraving includes four vignettes of native Peruvians on one sheet depicting the appearance and dress of the people, a festival, an animal sacrifice ceremony, and the burial of a person of import with their prized possessions and concubine. Condition: A dark impression on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along the centerfold. (A)
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