Sale: 499 / Rare Books, July 06. 2020 in Hamburg Lot 374

Alexandre de Laborde
Voyage pittoresque de l'Espagne. 2 Bände in 4, 1806-1820.
Estimate: € 6,000 / $ 6,840
Lot description
Alexandre de Laborde
Voyage pittoresque et historique de l'Espagne. 2 Bände in 4. Paris, P. Didot L'Ainé 1806-1820.

Prächtiges monumentales Ansichten- und Reisewerk über Spanien.

Schönes vollständiges Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe. - "Laborde chose Spain as his subject, not only because of his firsthand knowledge of the country, but because it was one of the leastknown regions to that date, with a variety of monuments, an interesting history, rich natural resources, and a strong cultural inheritance .. Laborde began his studies accompanied by a 'troop' of draftsmen who travelled with him to all the ancient cities throughout the Spanish peninsula. They sketched and measured Arab monuments and buildings of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and classified his collection methodically by province, period, style, and influence. The results .. are a monumental, comprehensive, encyclopedic report, in which are recorded many monuments that now have disappeared .. The high quality engravings cover a range of subjects, from fragments of ancient floor tiles to street scenes, cathedral interiors, and views of nature and natural phenomena. The detailed records of architecture, antiquities, decorative arts and utensils, and Moorish inscriptions are of much archaeological value." (Millard Coll. S. 219f.) - Mit schönen Kupferansichten von Barcelona, San Felipe, Chulilla, Merida, Alicante, Badajos, Montesa, Tarragona, Lerida etc. und dem Porträt des "Prince de la Paix", dem späteren Ferdinand VII. von Spanien, dem das Werk gewidmet ist.

Einband: Prachtvolle Lederbände des frühen 20. Jhs. mit ornamentaler Deckelvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 60 : 47 cm.- ILLUSTRATION: Mit gestochenem Titel, 1 Porträt, 4 gestochenen Titelvignetten, 2 doppelblattgroßen Kupferkarten und 272 Kupfertafeln.- ZUSTAND: Nur tlw. wenig stockfl. und gebräunt, 2 Tafeln mit leichtem Papierbruch im Plattenrand, 2 Tafeln verbunden, 1 Bl. im äußersten Rand mit rest. Fehlstelle, Porträt neu angefalzt. Insgesamt ausgesprochen schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar in dekorativen Einbänden.

LITERATUR: Palau 128975. - Vicaire IV 742. - Monglond VII, 243. - Millard Coll. 83. - Ornamentstich-Slg. Bln. 2769.

Splendid and monumental work with views of Spain. Fine and complete copy from the first edition. Early 20th century calf bindings with ornamental gilt-tooling on boards and gilt-lettered spine. With engraved title, 1 portrait, 4 engraved title vignettes, 2 double-page copper maps and 272 copper plates. - Isolated faint foxing and browning, 2 plates with paper blemish in margins, 2 Tafeln misbound, 1 l. with restored blemish in outer margin, portrait newly insert on recent guard. All in all very fine and well-preserved copy in decorative bindings.R)


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