Paris, F. Le Villain and C. Constans 1823].
Folio (404 x 281 mm.). Letterpress Contents leaf and THIRTY LITHOGRAPHED PLATES BY ISABEY.
Contemporary red sheep-backed red paper boards (worn), blind arms of Sir Charles Stuart de Rothesay, edges sprinkled red.
Artist to sovereigns and emperors, Isabey sketched during his 1822 tour of Italy then made these lithographs — views of courtyards, prisons, theaters, ruins, ports, gardens, cityscapes and lakes, notable for their control of light and shade. Baron de Rothesay (1779-1845) was the English ambassador at Paris. He had an additional lithographed Italian view by C. de Vêxe bound in. This set lacks the letterpress front wrapper (as usual). In good condition (lightly foxed).
¶Laran et al., Inventaire du fonds français après 1800 XI: 54,18; Basily-Callimaki, J.B. Isabey 243-73; Castiglione Minischetti et al., Bibliographie du voyage français en Italie 323.