13th Dec, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 63


Iacovleff (Alexandre) [Jacovleff].
Dessins et Peintures D'Asie. Executes au cours de l'Expedition Citroen Centre-Asie. Troisieme mission G._M. Haardt, L Audouin-Dubreuil.
Paris: Lucien Vogel chez Jules Meynial, no date [1934], numbered limited edition of 500 copies (plus 220 hors commerce), folio, stitch-bound text volume and fifty chromolithographed plates, loose as issued, each preserved in original portfolio with title to front board and cloth ties. A little foxing to front leaf of plate fifty, otherwise contents generally VG, portfolio worn and dust marked with faint pencil sketch.
The scenes were recorded by the Russian artist when appointed 'artistic director' on the Trans-Asia 'Yellow' expedition in 1931-32. The expedition was organised by Citroen to promote their vehicles. There is a focus on the inhabitants of the countries through which he travelled. These include Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Xinjiang and Vietnam.

Sold for £500
Estimated at £800 - £1,200


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 13th Dec, 2023

The Books, Maps and Manuscripts sales encompass a broad range of collecting areas from early antiquarian books to modern first editions, which are sold alongside illustrations, private press, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, autographed letters and historic documents. Held four times a year, the specialist Book sales incorporate both private collections and libraries, and single lots from vendors across the United Kingdom.


Tuesday 12 December 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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