BOIS DE BOULOGNE (cover title) Environs De Paris No. 1.
Paris: ca. 1860. With eighteen vibrant chromolithographs, finished with hand-colouring, displayed in a long leporello binding extending to approximately 234 cm. These colour views measure approximately 10 x 16 cm each and include: Cédre de Mortemart; Cascades Du Lac; Cascades Chalet de Longchamps; Pont Du Moulin; Moulin De Longchamps; Rond Point Mortemart; La Rivière Des Cygnes; Grande Cascade; another untitled cascade view done by Muller, Lithographer; Rond Point Catelan; Grande Cascade. Most views are peopled with various social groups out strolling or riding in horse drawn carriages. A variety of boats are shown on the lakes. In addition to features such as the cascades, chalets, kiosks, windmills, and bridges, there is detailed depiction of early tree planting. Three plates are labelled "Promenades au Bois de Boulogne;" another labelled Muller, Lith. and 2 are labelled Imp. Lemercier. These are attractive views of the park laid out at an early stage of popularity. Rare. We have not found any library listing for it. 12.5 x 18 cm; 18 connected panels with each printed view measuring approximately 10 x 16 cm; the whole reaching out to 12.1 x 234 cm .
Original cloth with gilt printed title within decorative gilt border on upper cover; spine heavily chipped and reglued in places and separated slightly from lower cover; else very good.
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