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Rare panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro

Title
Rio de Janeiro da Ilha das Cobras.
Author
CICERI, Eugene and Philippe BENOIST
Publisher
George Leuzinger,
Publication place
Rio de Janeiro,
Publication date
[1862].
Dimensions
1450 by 490mm (57 by 19.25 inches).
Price
£15,000
Reference
2171
  • Description

    Two hand-coloured lithograph views, joined.

  • Notes

    The two views were published, together with eight other views of the city, by George Leuzinger in 1862. Marciel Levy in his work upon Brazilian views states that:

    "All [the views] are extremely rare, and are distinguished by the perfection with which they were drawn on the lithographic stone, as well as for their artistic beauty. Additionally, their generous size is impressive, and allows the most important points of the city to be recognised." (Marciel Levy)

  • Bibliography

    Levy, Marciel, 'Iconografia e Paisagem: Coleção Cultura Inglesa', Rio de Janeiro, 1994, pp.82-85; G. Ferrez, 'Iconografia do Rio de Janeiro 1530-1890 Catálogo Analítico', Rio de Janeiro, 2000, pp.511-513.