Vues des tablissements Missionnaires Fonds par la Communaut vanglique des Frres-Unis [together with] Historische Nachrichten ber mehrere Missions-Niederlassungen der evangelischen Brdergemeine als Text zum 1sten Heft von vier in Kupfer gestochenen Ansichten auf der westindischen Insel Antigua.

By: Stobwasser, L. Engraved by Hrlimann and F. Hegi

Price: $4,500.00

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Book Condition: Fine


Exquisite and scarce suite of hand-colored stipple views of Antigua, along with equally scarce explanatory pamphlet. The only institutional copy of these prints listed on OCLC First Search is at the Clements Library, U. of Michigan, and a copy of the brochure can be found also at the Moravian Archs. Library (which makes sense given that Moravian missions are depicted.) N.d., circa 1820s. The plates are about 25 by 33 cm, with the pictorial element of them being 19 by 28 cm, and they are matted, with the full matting measuring 41 by 49 cm. The views are of Cedarhall, Gracehill, Gracebay, and the mission at St. Johns. Notwithstanding the title of the suite, the views capture a sort of rural paradise, with rolling hills and picturesque buildings. Of course life wasn't so easygoing for the slaves who populate these views. In these depictions, one would think they were by and large content, with no tension with their white overlords, who are also shown, in smaller numbers. Depicted also is some livestock. The pamphlet is an eight page octavo folded sheet uncut. It was discreetly taped to the card backing of one of the prints, and so we have left the tape on the paper, but it should be removable.

Title: Vues des tablissements Missionnaires Fonds par la Communaut vanglique des Frres-Unis [together with] Historische Nachrichten ber mehrere Missions-Niederlassungen der evangelischen Brdergemeine als Text zum 1sten Heft von vier in Kupfer gestochenen Ansichten auf der westindischen Insel Antigua.

Author Name: Stobwasser, L. Engraved by Hrlimann and F. Hegi

Categories: Travel and Exploration,

Publisher: Basle, Birman & Fils:

Binding: NA

Book Condition: Fine

Item lbs: 4.50 Item lbs

Seller ID: 006808