The Pictorial Tour of the World : comprising pen and pencil sketches of travel, incident, adventure, and scenery, in all parts of the globe : embellished with upwards of one hundred first class wood engravings, by eminent English and foreign artists, and a series of beautiful coloured plates, representing some of the most striking scenes in foreign lands
A beautifully illustrated tour of the world, traveling across the globe, fully illustrated throughout with both monochrome and colored illustrations. This charming book takes the reader on a tour of the globe, five continents in total. Includes chapters such as 'A Day in Bergen', 'An Apothecary Adventurer', 'A Fete Day in Madrid', 'A Whale Hunt in Faroe', 'Stone Temples of India', 'Across Africa On Foot', 'The Passenger Pigeon of America', 'Hooking an Alligator', and 'Wrecked on the Crozet Islands'.
Contains sections on Europe, Asia, Africa, America (including chapters on Santa Barbara, Comstock silver mines, Yellowstone, Yosemite Valley, etc.), and Oceania. This book was published at a time when the public had a great interest in worldwide travel. The end of the Victorian era saw a lot of expeditions to the Antarctic, and other previously uncharted lands, hence the people of Britain becoming fascinating with the outside world.
An uncommon 1st edition, possibly deluxe. Undated, circa 1880.
Also published in London by John G. Murdoch, James Sangster and Company, and Frederick Warne. Not every copy contained the color plates or has between 6-8.
Over 100 wood engravings & 12 colored plates. Colored frontispiece and illustrated title page. 595 pages. Printed in double columns.
9 1/2 X 7. Ornate blue, red or brown cloth heavily decorated in gilt & black. All edges gilt.
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Publisher: New York : Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.
Date Added: 2019-11-06