Freeman's Auction
(Antiquarianism) 1 Vol. Tremaux, Pierre. Paralleles des edifices anciens et modernes du continent africain: dessines et releves de 1847 a 1854 dans l'Algerie, les regences de Tunis et de Tripoli, l'Egypt, la Nubie, les deserts, I'lle de Meroe, le Sennar, la Fa-Zoglo et dans les contrees inconnues de la Nigritie: atlas avec notices. Paris: Hachette, [ca. 1858]. Oblong folio, modern buckram; worn, spine detaching, front cover detached. With additional color lithographic title, 88 plates (44 in tint or color, 7 calotypes - salted paper photo prints - 6 each with a tipped lithographic plate), fold map, 13 letterpress leaves (several toned and chipped at blank edges) - including title and ordre des planches. Light to moderate foxing throughout - plates mostly affected in margins - some dust smudging and very occasional small chipping to blank edges of plates and map, creasing and some foxing to title and additional color title, cello tape repair to title page, creasing and darkening at fore edge to ordre des planches, scattered foxing to folding map which bears a small cello tape repair on its verso, plate 68 tipped to plate 69. Ex-library: perforated stamps on title and map, ink stamp at foot of ordre des planches sheet. Additional color title and plates (except the fold map) free of library markings.

Atlas volume only; issued originally as part of the author's Voyage au Soudan oriental... (Paris: Borrani et Droz, 1852-1858).

Brunet V, 935 (calling for 82 plates, apparently not accounting for the 6 tipped lithographs, and designating the above as the atlas volume of the second series of Voyage au Soudan).

Estimate $5,000-8,000


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Sold for $3,125 (buyer's premium included)