Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Go to Basket/Checkout | Sign In | +44 (0)1455 611185
Visit the Cordee Facebook wall View our Tweets!

Climbing » Narratives
Travel » Europe
Travel » Literature

Souvenirs Pittoresques des Glaciers de Chamouny

Gabriel Charton - 1821


Souvenirs Pittoresques des Glaciers de Chamouny was the very first illustrated guide for those who desired to travel the road from Geneva to Chamonix. Just a handful of copies were published in Geneva in 1821. It is, no doubt, the most rare of all Alpine books, now published in facsimile.

The original French text, also now translated into English, provides a lively and descriptive account of the route, accompanying the series of 19 delightful views that lead the traveller to their destination. Demonstrating the different techniques of aquatint and lithography, each was delicately and skilfully coloured by the hand of an accomplished artist, perhaps Charton himself, and this fine and time consuming undertaking is very likely to have made the book too expensive for further production at the time.

128 pages right hand only including 19 full page coloured plates, each with description in English and French.

In Stock
Usually dispatched within 24 hrs. Free delivery to UK for orders £25 and over.


Cordee Code: CNS138
Author: Gabriel Charton
No of Pages: 128
Page Size: 295 x 208 mm
ISBN 10: 0954920112
ISBN 13: 9780954920111
Publisher: Les Alpes Livres
Published Date: February 2016
Edition: 2016 facsimile
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: 19 full colour plates
Weight: 940g

Other titles of interest:

Artists of the Alpine Club

A Biographical Dictionary


In Stock

Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera

Victorian Magic Lantern Show


In Stock

1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering

An illustrated history of Alpine Climbing's greatest era


In Stock

  Click to Close [X]  

Cordee Ltd • 11 Jacknell Road • Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate • Hinckley • LE10 3BS • UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1455 611185 • Fax: +44 (0) 1455 635687

© 2017 Cordee Ltd. All rights reserved.