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Compagnie Française des Tabacs … à la Havana

Havana – Tabacs, Compagnie Française des. Vue générale de la Manufacture de la Honralez, à la Havana. Outside view of the important property at the seaside. With many figures. In the foreground staples of goods, carts, and boats. Colored wood engraving by Cosson Smeeton after Pharamand Blanchard (Lyon 1805 – Paris 1873). C. 1870. 6¾ × 12⅜ in (17.3 × 31.5 cm).

Blanchard traveled in 1838 as attaché of the French expedition to Mexico. Before supposedly longer stays Madrid. Further travels to northern Africa, 1849 to Germany, 1856 on occasion of the enthronement of Czar Alexander II to Russia. Worked for several papers and magazines both as illustrator as writer, i. a. 1846-73 L’Illustration, 1848-53 France maritime, 1853 for the Illustrated London News and for Voyages pittoresques et romantiques. – The printed text on the back not belonging to.

Offer no. 12,578 / EUR  445. / export price EUR  423. (c. US$ 511.) + shipping


„ vielen Dank für Ihre Sendung (Würbs, Halle/Saale, von Presslers Garten aus gesehen). Damit war Weihnachten ein voller Erfolg … “

(Frau M. R., 25. Dezember 2011)