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

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]

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'. Marbled end papers, some joints cracked - else generally good. City views and hand coloured costume plates. 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. 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.