BORGET (Auguste)

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BORGET (Auguste)
Fragments d'un voyage autour du monde. Moulins, Desrosiers, n.d. [1850]. In-4 oblong, soft glazed cream paper boards, first cover illustrated (publisher's binding).
Borba de Moraes, t. I, pp. 98-99. - Forbes, National Hawaiian Bibliography, vol. II, no. 1766.
First edition of this rare and very beautiful travel album, illustrated with 12 plates drawn and lithographed in two tones by Auguste Borget, plus a lithographed composition on the title showing the sacred Ark of the Hindus, reproduced on the first cover of the binder.
Issued from the presses of Pierre Antoine Desrosiers, the most important printer in Moulins at the time, the album seems to have been printed in a small number. It is not listed by Sabin or Cordier.
Originally from Issoudun in the Loire Valley, Auguste Borget (1808-1877) was a close friend of Balzac and Zulma Carraud. A pupil of Boichard père and Théodore Gudin, he made his debut at the Salon of 1836 where he exhibited the works he painted during his travels until 1859. In 1836, he embarked on a circumnavigation that took him from New York to India, passing through South America, China, Manila, Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, before returning to Paris in the summer of 1840.
The plates represent the various places visited by Borget: windmills on the banks of the Hudson River, the church of Our Lady of Glory in Rio de Janeiro, a street in Buenos Aires, Argentina, another in Lima, Peru, a market in Canton, the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, a bridge and a village near Manila, Philippines, etc. Each plate is accompanied by a photograph of the place where Borget lived. Each of them is accompanied by an explanatory leaflet.
A complete copy of the explanatory leaflet for plate n°10, which is often missing.
Small retouching to the cartonnage.
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