CHARTON, Gabriel.
Souvenirs Pittoresque des Glaciers de Chamouny, ornes de Dix-Huit dessins Colories.

Published
Geneve: Sestie, n.d. [1821]
References
Benezit 3, p.820; Bobins 1030.
Plates
18
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
$25,001-100,000
Ref
5259

Oblong quarto, 18 handsome hand coloured plates mounted on grey paper, each with a page of descriptive text and tissue guards. Contemporary black morocco, gilt lettered direct, gilt borders and to all edges. Re-backed. Light spotting throughout. Publisher's advertisement to front pastedown. The author was a well known 19th century Swiss artist who specialised in landscapes.

Coloured plates in order:

1-2. Geneve.
3. Bonneville.
4. Saint-Martin.
5. St. Gervais.
6. Le Lac de Chede.
7. Servoz.
8. Le Col de Voza.
9. Le Glacier des Bossons ou Buissons.
10. Le Prieure.
11. Le Montanvert.
12. Le Glacier des Bois.
13. Le Source de l'Arveron.
14. La Grotte du Chapeau.
15. Le Col de Balme.
16. Voyage de Mr. de Saussure et son Fils au col du Geant.
17. Descente de Mr. de Saussure et de son Fils du col du Geant.
18. Voyage au Mont-Blanc par Mr. le De Hamel, Conseiller de Cour de S.M. l'Empereur de Russie.