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.
- Number of Books
- Colonial history, History, Topography, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- James Henderson
- Book Title
- A history of the Brazil; comprising its geography, commerce, colonization, aboriginal inhabitants,
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 27×22 cm