Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Grand Tour: 12

This is among my favorites in The Grand Tour series, because it led to the rediscovery of a magnificent 1896 book in my archive: "Circling The Globe In Stories of Travel." It is full of terrific engravings of sites and people, and is the source of the Egypt and Venice illustrations here. The women are from an October issue of Peterson's Magazine but not sure what year (it was a torn engraving). The lithographed flags behind the trio came via a beautiful 1880s guide to world flags published in the Netherlands by Tresling & Co.  5.5" x 8.5" on archival mat board. {Sold}

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