Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, By Way of the Simplon: Illustrated with Thirty Six Coloured ... Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, By Way of the Simplon: Illustrated with Thirty Six Coloured ... Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, By Way of the Simplon: Illustrated with Thirty Six Coloured ...

Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, By Way of the Simplon: Illustrated with Thirty Six Coloured Views of the Most Striking Scenes and of the Principal Works Belonging to the New Road Constructed Over that Mountain, Engraved from Designs by J. and J. Lory, of Neufchatel; And Accompanied with Particulars Historical and Descriptive by Federic Schoberl.

Schoberl, Frederic. Illustrated by J. and J. Lory

Published by R. Ackermann, London, 1820
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Imperial 8vo. 11 by 8 inches, 29 by 20 cm. [8], 136, [2], 8 pp. Plus 36 hand-colored aquatint plates, and tinted frontis map. Includes useful publisher's eight page catalog. One of the most beautiful of plate books, capturing some dramatic and treacherous scenery. Views include Sion, Lake Geneva, Brieg, Bridge at Ganther, Algaby, Ponte Alto, waterfall at Pissevache, bridge at St. Maurice, Lake Maggiore, Arona, Sesto, Milan, Lake Como, etc. Tooley 446, which notes that the work was issued later with title still dated 1820, but that is manifestly not the case here since plates are dated 1819 and 1820 and the publisher's quarter leather binding is consistent with the first issue as thus. (Some plates were issued earlier in Ackermann's Repository.) The publication itself should be seen as a product of the building appreciation of Alpine and Swiss scenery, once scorned, that began in the 1700s, and in particular British fascination with it. Custom clamshell case. Some offsetting from plates, including from frontis to title. Soiling of frontis in margins especially. Clamshell box has a few loose seams along joints and other minor wear. Plates have watermarks from 1819 and 1820. Quarter Morocco over Cloth Boards, with Custom Cloth Clamshell Case. Bookseller Inventory # 002054

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Title: Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, By ...

Publisher: R. Ackermann, London

Publication Date: 1820

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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