Canada Illustrated - The Art of Nineteenth Century Engraving

This is a large wide format book (12 1/4" square) of woodcut engravings of Canadian scenes from 19th publications.

The majority of them are from Picturesque Canada which was published in Canada in the 1880s, easily the most ambitious publishing project ever undertaken in Canada at the time.

The first 28 pages are mostly a series of articles on the engravers and the art of woodcut engraving. The rest of the book's 100 pages has a separate engraving on every page. The captions include the source, size and description of the picture.

Published in 1982 on the centennial of the initial publication of Picturesque Canada.

A little sun fading on the spine of the dust cover - otherwise Like New condition.

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