REPRESENTATIONS DU DOMESTIQUE ET DU MENAGE DES LAPONS.

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Henri Chatelain


Representations du Domestique et du Menage des Lapons.

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1714
14 x 8 3/8" (356 x 213 mm) plus margins.
Very good condition with the exception of a small discolored tear along the extreme bottom edge of sheet. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36465
Price: $200.00
Publisher : Published in Amsterdam by L’Honore & Chatelain.
This impressive engraving is the thirteenth 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 three vignettes illustrating the housing and nomadic existence of the Lapps. The first image illustrates a typical Lapp house, which consists of a large tent like structure which can be easily transported. The second image shows a reindeer with various containers strapped to its back. The last vignette depicts a small group of Lapps, the men hold bows and arrows and a fishing rod, while the women cradle their children, which are safely secured in elongated baskets. This decorative sheet is a wonderful example from Chatelain’s celebrated text. Maps

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