Reise nach Brasilien in den Jahren 1815-1817
Frankfurt am Main, Broenner, 1821/1822
(Borba Morais II 43; Sabin 47018; Bosch 321)
Both text volumes in their original, editors cloth binding, untrimmed, book block: 30,5x24,5 cm, printed title to the spine. The prints of both atlas volumes uncut and loose in their original, editors printed portfolios. Original size of the sheets: 52,5x 29,5cm. As issued.
Text Vol I: title page; second title page; 16 nn lvs; 380 pp; 3 nn lvs
11 full page copper plate stipple engravings. Original loose separation leaves, slight overall browning; incidental marginal spotting.
Atlas to go with Vol I : 16 sheets in its original printed portfolio, some ties broken; plates untrimmed; authentic separating leaves:
11 lithoss, B/W as issued, clean;
3 handcoloured, lithoghraphed plates;
1 folded map (Arrowsmith, coast of Brasil, in OL colour) and
1 single sheet map (New road from Visto Alegre to Minas Novas)
Text Vol II: title page, second title page; 7 nn lvs; 346 pp.
8 copper plate stiple engravings, slight overall browning. Bookblock loosening from binding one gathering with spotting. Else fine
Atlas to go with Volume II: 9 sheets, untrimmed, in its original printed portfolio, ties intact, authentic separation leaves:
6 lithos (15-20), B/W as issued, clean
2 handcoloured lithos
1 folded map: the northern part of the coast of Brasil by Arrowsmith, also in OL colour.
This set, the first edition of Prince Wieds famous description of Brasil, is commendable because it is an unchanged, authentic copy.