DE LEURS MARIAGES DE LEURS JEUX ET DE LEURS DIVERTISSEMENS.

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Henri Chatelain


De Leurs Mariages de Leurs Jeux et de Leurs Divertissemens.

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1714
14 1/8 x 8 3/8" (359 x 213 mm) plus margins.
Very good condition with the exception of two small tears along the extreme bottom edge of sheet. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36463
Price: $150.00
Publisher : Published in Amsterdam by L’Honore & Chatelain.
This impressive engraving is the fifteenth plate in volume four of Chatelain’s celebrated encyclopedia, Atlas Historique. Printed in 1714, this unique engraving is from the first edition of volume four published by Chatelain as part of his large seven volume work. This fascinating sheet is one of a series of engravings from this atlas demonstrating the lifestyle and customs of the Lapps. The sheet includes four vignettes illustrating the marriage customs and diversions of the Lapps. The two larger vignettes at the bottom of the sheet depict a ball game and reindeer racing, while the smaller images show a festive meal and a marriage ceremony. This decorative sheet is a wonderful example from Chatelain’s celebrated text. Maps

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