An early coffee table book

Alternative Title

Detail: Salita al vesuvio. Sauvenirs de Naples.

Date Created

18--?

Identifier

Special Collections de Beer Eb/1800/S

Publisher

[s.n.: Naples]

Description

This early version of the coffee-table book provides interesting insights into assumptions about Italian life, with its lively images of landmarks, religious processions, and peasant life. Given the French title and lack of publishing information, it is likely that a traveller collected the pictures individually, and then had them coloured and bound upon return home, much as we do with the modern photo album.

Spatial Coverage

Source

Sauvenirs de Naples.

Files

vesuvius.jpg

Citation

“An early coffee table book,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7597.