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CHAMPAGNAC, Jean-Baptiste Joseph and Olivier.
Reis om de Wereld.

A RARE Dutch edition of Champagnac's and Olivier's 'Voyageur de la jeunesse dans les cinq parties du monde' (Paris, ca. 1850), a children's book devoted to geography. The city views show Moscow, Paris, Constantinople, Macao, New York, and Rio de Janeiro; the coloured costume plates depict natives of Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Japan, China, Persia, Borneo, Java, Africa (Moors and Arabs), Peru and Brazil.

Leiden: D. Noothoven van Goor, [1866]
NCC (4 copies); not in Lipperheide, Hiler; cf. Colas 594; for Bakker Korff: NNWB IV, col. 861
Leiden: D. Noothoven van Goor, [1866]

[Travels around the world] 2 vols. With 22 full-page steel-engraved plates (16 hand-coloured costume plates, 6 black and white city views) by and after Rouargue Frères. 412; VII [=VI], [1], [1 blank], 352 pp. Contemporary red half roan, with gilt lettering and rule to spines, front boards with pasted title label. Binders label to front pastedown: 'A. V.D. VOORT AND SONS, Tilburg'. Marble endpapers, some joints cracked - else generally good. City views and hand-coloured costume plates. This Dutch edition was translated by the jurist Johannes Bakker Korff (1789-1869). Bindings rubbed and worn at extremities, some scattered marginal soiling/water staining. A good set of this appealing geographical work. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. Europa - Frankrijk. 1. Bearnsche Vrouw / Vrouw Van Arles / Bretanjer. Europa - Italie. 2. Zwitsersche Vrouw / Italianen. Europa - Oostenrijk. 3. Grieken / Dalmatier. Europa - Spanje. 4. Spanjaarden / Stierenbevechter. Europa - Brittannische Eilanden. 5. Schotsche Bergbewoner / Hongaarsche Landlieden. Europa - Rusland. 6. Russische Bier / Tartaarsche en Finlandsche Vrouw. Volume 2. Azie - Ottomanische Rijk. 7. Levantijnen / Bewoner van Koerdistan. Azie - Perzie. 8. Perziers / Georgier. Azie - China. 9. Japanner / Chinesche Man en Vrouw. Azie - Voor Indie. 10. Birman / Javanen. Azie - Nederlandsch Indie. 11. Indianen / Brahmine. 12. Krijgslieden en Vrouw van Borneo. Afrika - Sahara. 13. Mooren / Arabier / Arabischer Vrouw. Afrika - Abyssinie. 14. Abyssinier / Egyptenaars. Afrika - Zuid Afrika. 15. Madagasker / Mosambique / Kaffer. Zuid Amerika - Peru - Brazil -Chili. 16. Peruviaansche Vrouw / Braziliaan / Inwoner van Chili.