Grasset de Saint Sauveur: Europe
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Title: "Tableau des principaux Peuples de l'Europe" - The inhabitants of the European Continent
Groups of peoples (numbered and described) dressed in their old native costumes, in the background of each group a typical landscape of their region. The engraving is surrounded by a narrow pictorial border.
Very fine copper engraving with aquatint and delicate water colours. Grasset de Saint-Sauveur skilfully wove together several dozen individual scenes from various sources, a human tapestry of the different continents and regions.
Artist: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810). Engraver: Félix Mixelle Jeune (1763–1837). Printer and publisher: Georges Malbeste (1754-1843). Paris, 1798/99
Print size: 52 cm x 61 cm
Beautiful print and colour, some minor stains in the margins, altogether in very good condition, rare!