The Tourist’s Ramble in the Highlands. 36 plates of the Most Interesting and Pittoresques Views of Scotland Delineated from Nature and Lithographied.
London and Paris: Colnaghi and Goupil, c. 1850. Large folio. pp. Colour printed title in black, gilt and red; engraved title; 36 illustrations on 25 leaves, printed on india paper. Original sheep backed printed cloth. Spine a little worn and starting to split at the base, internally Fine. A deluxe version with a separate printed title page which in the ordinary edition is used as the front board. Michel Bouquet [1807 - 1890] was a French landscape painter working predominantly on the Continent, North Africa and Asia Minor. This is a very fine series of lithographs by a master of light and shade, showing Scotland at all times of the day and in all weathers. It is considered the rarest nineteenth century illustrated work of Scotland. Copac lists the National Library of Scotland and the V&A as the only holdings.
Author BOUQUET, Michel