In the original Solander box as furnished only initially !

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Praÿa Rodriguez
Praÿa Rodriguez. Près de Rio de Janeiro

The  Grandiose  Large  Work

Brazil’s  Prodigal  Magnificence

Rugendas, Johann Moritz. Malerische Reise in Brasilien (Voyage Pittoresque dans le Brésil). Paris, Engelmann, (1827-)35. Large folio (sheet size 13⅝ × 19⅞ in [34.5 × 50.5 cm]). 2 ll., 50, 38, 56, 32 pp. With

100  colored  lithographs

after Rugendas. Full-size facsimile in the original colors enlarged with 8 ll. summary in Portuguese (9 pp.) and index (5 pp.) + imprint. 1986. Orig. h. leather with 5 ornamental raised bands and leather corners, marbled covers, color fly-leaves, as well as gilt edges in the orig. natural (light-grey) cloth Solander box (Schumacher Inc. Berne).

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Embouchure de la Riviere Caxoera
Embouchure de la Riviere Caxoera
Johann Moritz Rugendas, Mandiocca

No. 14/950 copies of the ordinary edition (total edition 1050 copies furnished with the Solander box initially only). – One plate (pt. IV, 2) with two tiny folds in the wide white lower margin, otherwise impeccable.

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Forèt vierge près Manqueritipo
Forèt vierge près Manqueritipo
dans la province de Rio de Janeiro
Johann Moritz Rugendas, Pont de Lianne
Pont de Lianne

The  wonderful  suite  of  matchless  impressions

“ (which) came into Darwin’s mind again when he (1832) entered the South American jungle … (and)

whose  tropical  wood  had  impressed  Darwin  so  much …

(and) still was on his mind when in the forties and fifties he

quietly  worked  out  the  Theory  of  Evolution  for  himself ”

(Julia Voss in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of July 1, 2008).

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Moulin à Sucre
Moulin à Sucre

Perfectly reproduced in a special screenless phototype process. – Subdivided in landscapes – portraits and costumes – manners and customs of the Red Indians – life of the Europeans – manners and customs of the Negroes . – Published by Gottfried Engelmann (1788-1839), who had introduced lithography in Paris in 1816 after having learned it at the inventor Senefelder himself in Munich. – Text in German.

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Sabará
Johann Moritz Rugendas, Vue de la Montagne de Corecovado
Vue de la Montagne de Corecovado et
du Faubourg de Cadete, prise de la Carrière

The  wonderful  yield  of  Johann  Mori(t)z  Rugendas’

(Augsburg 1802 – Weilheim 1858) first voyage (1821-1825), which he started together with the Russian Privy Councillor and Prussian consul general in Rio de Janeiro, Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, into the interior of Brazil to capture the peculiarities of the country. Though this connection did not last it was the beginning for his multiple decades-long own voyages through Central and South America resulting in a plenty of drawings “of highest interest. In the characteristic and natural representation of humans, animals and plants of strange, first tropical countries only few could be placed at his side”. And already the work here

“ … made the artist famous, (its illustrations) showing humans and animals, districts and the luxuriant vegetation of that country in full truth and faithfulness ”


That  it  remained  his  one  and  only  publication

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Marché sur la Braïa dos Mineros
Marché sur la Braïa dos Mineros
Johann Moritz Rugendas, Vue de Rio-Janeiro
Vue de Rio-Janeiro,
prise près de l’Eglise de Notre-Dame de la Gloire

bestows  its  so  infinite  value  upon  it .

Offer no. 29,055 / EUR  1580. / export price EUR  1501. (c. US$ 1815.) + shipping

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Rio Jnhomerim
Rio Jnhomerim dans la Baie de Rio de Janeiro

– – – The same as no. 889/950 copies of the ordinary edition in the original solander box (sic!). – A slight scratch mark of c. 1 cm in the fore edge hardly worth mentioning aside perfect.

Offer no. 29,062 / EUR  1580. / export price EUR  1501. (c. US$ 1815.) + shipping

Johann Moritz Rugendas, Costumes de Rio Janeiro
Costumes de Rio Janeiro

„ Ganz herzlichen Dank für Ihre netten Wünsche und die sehr interessante Lektüre (Wild + Hund 23/2008), über die ich mich sehr gefreut habe. Mein Glückwunsch zu diesem schönen Artikel über Ihr Ridinger Wirken und die damit verbundene und verdiente Anerkennung. An meiner ‚Ridinger – Sammlung‘ erfreue ich mich stets aufs Neue. Schon deshalb war die Anschaffung des Pompadour Bandes (1998) ein guter Kauf … Mit besten Grüßen, Ihr … “

(Herr O. v. L., 5. Januar 2009)