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LABORDE (Alexandre de).


Picturesque and historical journey of Spain. Paris, De l'imprimerie de Pierre Didot l'ainé, 1806-1820. 4 parts in 4 volumes large in-folio (45 x 69 cm), red half morocco, spine ribbed with irons, gold or black decorative fillets and motifs, dishes covered with red chagriné paper, large cold floral roulette on morocco framing the dishes, inner roulette, lining and endpapers of pink moiré paper. The name of Alexandre Dornier gilded at the foot of each volume. (Binding of the period). First edition of one of the most beautiful books published about Spain. - Volume I (1806). 88 engravings in 60 plates: Barcelona, Martorell, Montserrat, Tarragona, Tortosa, Lerida, Poblet, Bellpuig, Cardona, Solsona, Manresa, Girona. - Volume II (1811). Engravings 89 to 189 in 76 plates: Valencia, Murviedro, Almenera, Cabanes, Villafamés, Chulilla, Chelves, Jativa, Montesa, Daymuz, Denia, Calpe, Villajoyosa, Alicante, Elche, Badajoz, Mérida, Alcotenar, Alcantara, Caceres, Coria, Guadalupe. - Volume III (1812). 90 engravings in 80 plates: Belmez, Espiel, Sierra Morena, Cordoba, Granada, Loja, Seville, Italica, Malaga, Gibraltar, Cadiz. - Volume IV (1820). 70 engravings in 56 plates: Pamplona, Roncesvalles, Zaragoza, Burgos, Segovia, Talavera, Valladolid, San Ildefonso, El Escorial, Toledo, Aranjuez, Madrid, Granada. Very complete work of the portrait of Manuel Godoy, prince of peace, by Fosseyeux after Steven, the title engraved in frontispiece for volume I, the 2 double-page maps and the 349 figures engraved in 272 plates representing views, plans and genre scenes. After having served in the Austrian army during the Revolution, Alexandre Laborde (1773-1842), was attached to the embassy of Lucien Bonaparte in Madrid in 1800-1801 as an archaeologist. He visited the Iberian Peninsula, a part of Europe still little known at the time, and undertook to give a historical and iconographic description of it. To assist him, he had a team of artists at his service who drew the monuments whil
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