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Souvenirs Pittoresques des Glaciers de Chamouny

Gabriel Charton - 1821


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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.

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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

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