Grasset de Saint Sauveur: Asia
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"Tableau des principaux Peuples de l'Asie" - The inhabitants of the Asian 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 ant aquatint with delicate water colouring.
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, printer and publisher: Georges Malbeste (1754-1843). Paris, 1797/98
Print size: 52 cm x 61 cm
Beautiful print and colour, bottom margin professionally restoered, some minor stains in the margins, altogether in very good condition, rare!