Choris, Louis (1795-1828) Vues et Paysages des Regions Equinoxiales, Recueillis dans un Voyage autour du Monde.
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Choris, Louis (1795-1828) Vues et Paysages des Regions Equinoxiales, Recueillis dans un Voyage autour du Monde. Paris: Paul Renouard, 1826.
Folio, illustrated with twenty-four full-page hand-colored lithographs, half-title, bound in later half blue buckram, decased, thumbing and the occasional stray mark to plates, some minor foxing and edge toning; an ex library copy, with the following library marks: label and tape on spine; bookplate inside front board; bar code sticker and rubber stamps on ffep; rubber stamp on title; two penciled notations and rubber stamp on dedication leaf; plate IV, blind stamp to plate margin and rubber stamp in blank margin; other plates otherwise unmarked; verso of first and last leaf toned, 16 3/4 x 11 1/2 in.
Choris was privileged to travel the Pacific in 1815-1818, the plates include evocative scenes of Saint Catherine's Island Brazil, Easter Island, Hawaii, Kamchatka, the Cape of Good Hope, Saint Helena, and other exotic locales.
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