James Henderson - A history of the Brazil; comprising its geography, commerce, colonization, aboriginal inhabitants, - 1821

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James Henderson - A history of the Brazil; comprising its geography, commerce, colonization, aboriginal inhabitants, - 1821
Colonial history, History, Topography, Travels - Quantity: 1

Complete with 28 lithographed plates by C. Shoesmith after Henderson and two folding lithographed maps (one highlighted in colour).
Subscriber's copy with the suppressed plate 23, A Brazilian Sesta, showing a scantily-clad lady, which was omitted from the copies made available to non-subscribers Elegantly bound in half brown calf with raised bands and title label to spine, marbled boards.

Condition: (Very) good. Clean, almost no spotting. Tissues renewed. Minor wear to covers and spine.
BUT backcover detached and attachment of frontcover weak.

Henderson embarked for Rio de Janeiro hoping to obtain a position with the British Government. The work offers some of the earliest examples of illustrations produced through the process of lithography. The views are made after Henderson's own drawings in situ and represent an important visual documentation of Brazilian history.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Colonial history, History, Topography, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
James Henderson
Book Title
A history of the Brazil; comprising its geography, commerce, colonization, aboriginal inhabitants,
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1821
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
545
Dimensions
27×22 cm
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