Lot 286: Découpage.- - An eighteenth century album,
October 27, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the subjects including birds and animals, trees, landscapes, exotic costumes, trades, circus acts, commedia dell arte characters, Paris street cries, acrobats and dwarves, c.580 individual engravings in fresh original hand-colouring, cut round and mounted on rectos of 121 sheets of laid paper, an additional group of unmounted engravings loosely inserted at end, a few very minor defects but generally in fine condition, contemporary vellum, cloth ties, small folio (318 x 190mm.), [ Augsburg and Paris, c.1730-1790]. The earlier subjects published by Martin Engelbrecht in Augsburg, the majority by Basset, Crepy and other Paris printsellers.