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      Sale 2425 | Lot 332
      Price Realized: $10,000With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2425 Lot 332

        WINDHAM, WILLIAM; and MARTEL, PIERRE. An Account of the Glacieres or Ice Alps in Savoy, in Two Letters, One from an English Gentleman to his Friend at Geneva; the Other from Peter Martel, Engineer, to the said English Gentleman. 2 folding etched plates. [2], 28 pages. 4to, 251x191 mm, contemporary mottled calf, rebacked, endpapers conspicuously renewed; contents washed. London: Peter Martel et al., 1744

        Estimate $1,500 - 2,500

        first edition, limited to 500 copies. The reports by Windham and Martel drew wider attention to the region around Chamonix. The second plate incorporates the first map to name Mont Blanc. Meckly 222 ("the cornerstone for a Mont Blanc collection"); Neate W109; Perret 2836.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $10,000

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