Author: Roubaud, Benjamin Year: 1846 Edition: 1st Publisher: Paris, Gihaut Frêres Category: Website reference service
Oblong folio, 30 x 37 cm, softcover bound in cloth over red buckram with 'Afrique' stamped in gilt on the upper board. 6 Fine hand coloured lithographs of North African costumes, numbered 1 - 6, lacking probably the last two plates, as Gay mentions 8 plates. Neither in JdA nor in ABPC.
According to Gay two editions were issued; one in black-and-white, priced Francs 12.- and one in colour at Francs 16.-
Benjamin Roubaud was born in 1811 in Roquevaire, a small town near Marseille and died in 1847 in Algiers, where he spent the last years of his life. He was a painter and lithographer and became famous to a wider public by his caricatures of famous people from the French cultural scene in the second quarter of the 19th century. As a painter he followed lessons from Hersant and from 1833 onwards till his death he showed his work at the Salon.