Paris: Lemercier, c. 1859. Notes: A fine view of the Cascata do Itamaraty (Itamaraty Waterfall) on the Piabanha River near Petrópolis. The waterfall still exists, but is known today as the Cascata de Bulhões. Most of its water is piped under the Rua Hermogênio Silva in the center of the city.
This is a lithograph done after a photograph by Victor Frond for the four volume work, "Brazil Pittoresco" by Charles Ribeyrolles, which was a study of Brazilian life during the mid 19th century. Jean-Victor Frond (1821 - 1881) was a French photographer and painter who owned a studio in Rio de Janeiro between the years 1858 and 1862. He was the first photographer to develop a plan to document Brazil and he did so though the seminal work "Brazil Pittoresco.", Image Size : 415x533 (mm), 16.34x20.98 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 474x594 (mm), 18.66x23.39 (Inches), Coloring: Hand Colored, Medium: Lithograph, Categories: Views South America;. Very Good. Item #P5264