São Paulo: Itaú Cultural, Contra Capa, 2001. b/w and color plates, ports., facs., plan, cat., bibl., ind., color pict. d.j. (as new). Item #64385
The collection Itaú represents the most comprehensive collection of images of Brazil. The iconography is from all the regions of Brazil from the first landscape painter of Brazil, Frans Post (c. 1665) to classic albums of traveller aritsts, such as Debret and Rugendas. Included is the one and only painting of the city of São Paulo of the epoch painted by Palliere in 1821 and early prints and paintings of Rio de Janeiro. The 19th century examples of prints and albums is extraordinary. BASIC REFERENCE, now out-of-print.