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Brazil pictured in 27 drawings in the middle of the 19th century

[The surroundings of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia].
[Brasil], [1850-1852 and undated]. Oblong folio. Album with 27 drawings showing the surroundings of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia (ca. 23-24 x 30 cm), mounted on grey or blue paper (ca. 26.5 x 36.5 cm). Contemporary half blue calf, brown decorated paper sides, blank grey label on the front board.
€ 12,500
Album with 27 beautiful original pencil drawings very faithfully rendered from nature, including landscapes, city and sea views, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Carioca aquaduct in Rio de Janeiro, bays, harbour, a cave, etc., 2 dated 1850 and 8 1852. Also included are 2 plates of the transporting of coffee by slaves and one portraying "jeu et danse des nègres" (all three before the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888).
With an owners (or artists?) inscription on the front paste-down: "J. Terry, 1852". Binding slightly worn, foot of the spine damaged and some of the leather gone, some occasional spotting, but over all in good condition. For a more detailed list of the drawings, please send us an inquiry.
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