Rugendas: Sugarloaf Mountains of Rio
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„Vue de Rio–Janeiro, prise de la Rade.“

View on the coast and the Sugarloaf Mountain of Rio de Janeiro with various sailing boats and ships in the foreground.

Handcoloured lithography by Sabatier after Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802 – 1858), published by Engelmann, Paris-Mühlhausen, 1827, Pl. 7.

Lithography with beautiful colours on strong paper, two professionally restored tears at the bottom margin, altogether in very good condition.

Print size: 28 cm x 40 cm

Cp.: Thieme-Becker Vol. XXIX, p. 181 ff.


Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858) accompanied the Baron of Langsdorff on his expedition in the year 1825 to Brazil. Rugendas made some sketches and water paintings of the people, their customs and the landscapes of Brazil during the expedition, which he later published in „Malerische Reise in Brasilien“, 1835.