These Original pages have been taken from a copy of the Italian book 'Galleria Universale di Popoli Del Mondon' Antonelli, Venice 1841. The plates are hand coloured lithographs on a thick paper...two plates per page......page size is 11 1/8" x 8". Some slight yellowing mainly to edges but really the pages are in excellent condition for age.The Galleria was a four volume set featuring nearly 800 fabulous hand-colored stone lithographs on 394 plates. Volume I - Asia, 1838, 350 pp., plus 68 plates; Volume II - Africa, 1839, 359 pp., plus 86 plates; Volume III - America, 1841, 350 pp., plus 85 plates; Volume IV - Europe, 1842, 619 pp., plus index and 155 plates. The plates are extraordinary and hand colored with watercolor and gouache. They are a major tour-de-force of places, people and costumes from around the world.
Another shopper has this item in their Cart or Wish List
At Molloy's MEGA ANTIQUES CENTRE, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Specialists in Pacific Islands Items, Victoriana, And a Fascinating Range of General Collectibles