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Auction 195, Lot 685

"[Lot of 2] Vue et Description des Principales Villes de l'Armenie et de la Georgie... [and] Mariage des Turcs & des Armeniens avec la Maniere dont se Font les Demonstrations d'Amour...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Caucasus

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

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A. Vue et Description des Principales Villes de l'Armenie et de la Georgie, avec les Habillemens des Femmes du Pays, et Ceux des Pretres et Religieux Armeniens, (19.3 x 13.8"). An interesting folio sheet containing five city plan/views and five vignettes showing the costumes of the people of Armenia and Georgia. The views are of Trabzon, Tokat, Yerevan, Kirs, and Tiflis (T'Bilisi). French text describes the region and people. Condition: Light soiling with a couple of extraneous creases and centerfold separations at top and bottom that have been closed on verso. (B+)

B. Mariage des Turcs & des Armeniens avec la Maniere dont se Font les Demonstrations d'Amour en ce Pays la & l'Usage Pratique par les Femmes Turcques pour Prendre le Bain & pour Fumer, (16.8 x 14.6"). This sheet includes five engravings with descriptive text relating to love and marriage between people of Armenia and Georgia. Included are a marriage ceremony, a woman smoking, a woman after a bath, and a man proving his love to a woman by cutting his arm to make it bleed. Condition: A few spots of foxing in the blank margins. (A)

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Sharp impressions on bright sheets with Strasbourg bend & lily watermarks. See description above for additional details.

Estimate: $200 - $230

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Closed on 11/15/2023

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