Description: Europe, France, ca. 1859 CE, published by Dufour; Mulat et Boulanger (France, 1855/60). A trio of impressive original steel engravings, all hand colored and with remarkable ethnographic iconography. First, a piece entitled "Amérique Méridionale" (South America) with text that identifies each individual depicted, from left to right, "Indien Charruas, Gaucha, Chef Araucanien, Patagons" engraved by Pierre after a drawing by Philippoteaux, ca. 1859. Next, another original steel engraving with hand coloring. This example was engraved by Waltner after Philippoteaux, ca. 1859 and is entitled "Mexique" (Mexico) with text identifying each personage, "Habitant des Terres Chaudes, Indienne de la Sierra de Guauchinango, Riche Propriétaire, Femme du Peuple, Dame" (inhabitant of Hot Lands, Indian from the Guachinango Sierra, rich businessman, country woman, Spanish lady) Finally, the third piece is entitled "Chili, Costumes du Peuple" (Chile, Costumes of the People), engraved by Saulnier after Philippoteaux, ca. 1859. These examples of visual culture from 19th century travel literature serve as interesting visual commentaries on the intersections of transculturalism, colonialism, understanding and interpretation of otherness, and gender in the 19th century. Size: images measure 4.75" W x 6.25" H (12.1 cm x 15.9 cm); pages measure 6.625" W x 10.125" H (16.8 cm x 25.7 cm) Provenance: Ex-private Gantt collection, Colorado. Belong to current owners great grandfather. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #115611
Condition Report: Minor tears to peripheries, creasing, and marks from tape on back of two of the pieces. Overall very good.
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