Louis XI circa 1905
One of the six titles in the published French series "Collection d'Albums Historiques", it recounts the history of the controversial Louis XI (known as the "spider king" of France). Louis XI ruled from 1461-1483. His reign was marked by political machinations, a spinning spider's web of plot and conspiracy, which earned him his nickname.
The 40 spectacular aquarelles in "chromotypogravure" plates bring alive the brilliantly colored illustrations. Some illustrations are to a double page. The format of this volume placed the text leaves tipped onto stubs so that the spectacular plates are fully visible, giving the huge double-page plates a cinematic effect. Many of the illustrations overlay the text, and the leaves are all mounted on linen guards.
This is an exceptional example of large format printing and illustration.
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