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[MANUSCRIPT ATLAS] Contrées d'Europe
A beautiful manuscript atlas of the countries of Europe, drawn by a young French woman, Marie Baillard of the '2e. Cours des Réligieuses Saint-Charles de Saint-Pothin', dated '25 Juillet 1902'. Sketchbook, oblong folio (310 x 450 mm), printed card covers (short tear lower left front), [23] leaves with entries to recto only, comprised of title page followed by a full page map and full page of text describing each of 11 nations or regions (France; Russia; England; Germany; Austria-Hungary; Scandinavia; Belgium/Holland; Switzerland; Spain/Portugal; Italy; the Balkans), interleaved with waxed paper, immaculate calligraphic handwriting with exquisite colour decorations in ink and pencil throughout, complete, the paper fresh and clean and the colours still vibrant, a splendidly executed and extremely well preserved work of juvenilia of La Belle Époque. Unique.
      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
Last Found On: 2018-02-19           Check availability:      Direct From Seller    


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