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Title(s):

Excursions daguerriennes : vues et monuments les plus remarquables du globe.

Published/Created:
A Paris : Chez Rittner et Goupil : 1841-1842.
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 28 x 38 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2021 11
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Text by Paul de La Garenne, Louis Batissier, Gustave Deville, Frédéric-Auguste-Antoine Goupil, Jules Janin, Edmond Jomard, and others.
Illustrated with [111] leaves of plates (v. 1: [60] leaves; v. 2: [51] leaves), each accompanied by 1-2 leaves of descriptive letterpress.
The plates are aquatints after daguerreotypes by N.-P. Lerebours, Frédéric-Auguste-Antoine Goupil, and Horace Vernet, and consist of views of landscapes and buildings, primarily in Paris, France, and Italy.
Plates [39] and [53] of v. 1 and plates [19] and [24] of v. 2 were printed directly from the original daguerreotype plates using a process developed by H. Fizeau; see Goldschmidt & Naef.
Originally issued in parts ("livraisons"), each consisting of 4 plates and descriptive text.
Copies are known with up to 114 plates and an added leaf in v. 2 describing Fizeau's process; cf. Goldschmidt & Naef.
Goldschmidt & Naef. Truthful lens, 104
Each of the two volumes includes an index of plates at end. Volume 2 also includes a "table systématique" (organized geographically) for both volumes.
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks title page(s). Comprises 110 plates; volume 2 lacks "Un bas-relief de Notre Dame (gravure Fizeau)" listed in the index. Bound in contemporary quarter morocco, titled in gilt.
Subject Terms:
Daguerreotype.
France -- Pictorial works.
Italy -- Pictorial works.
Paris (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Paris (France) -- Pictorial works.
Photography -- France -- Paris.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints.
Contributors:
Lerebours, N.-P. (Noël Paymal), 1807-1873, photographer.
Goupil (Frédéric-Auguste-Antoine), 1817-1878, photographer.
Vernet, Horace, 1789-1863, photographer.
Fizeau, H. (Hippolyte), 1819-1896.
La Garenne, Paul de.
Batissier, Louis, 1813-1882.
Deville, Gustave.
Janin, Jules, 1804-1874.
Jomard, Edmond.
Bossange, Hector, 1795-1884, publisher.
Rittner et Goupil, publisher.
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