Dessins et Peintures d’Asie, exécutés au cours de l’Expédition Citroën -Centre Asie- 3ème Mission G.-M. Haardt – L. Audouin-Dubreuil.
Road sketch and travel notes. Paris, Vogel – Meynial, s.d. (1934), folio in flap folder. First edition including a non-paginated notebook sewn in the Chinese and a suite of 50 color plates.
Limited edition of 700 copies. One of the 200 non-commercial copies numbered in red (n ° 116). Beautiful copy of the notebook and sketch of the official painter of the Citroën expedition. This new challenge of this crossing of Asia will last a year instead of the 6 months originally planned they will cross the Persian empire, go to Afghanistan, take the Silk Road, undertake the ascent of the Himalayas and the crossing. from the Gobi desert, will leave Mongolia to complete their expedition to Beijing. During this trip Alexander Iacovleff made many sketches, took many notes in which he realized a real ethnographic and documentary work. “The training acquired by IACOVLEFF, during his youth travels in the Far East, illuminates the pictorial maturity of the works of the Yellow Cruise, which Lucien Vogel published in 1934, in a work entitled: Drawings and paintings of Asia, including the road sketches and travel notes of the painter as well as fifty reproduction boards on pure wove cloth “. Created at age 45, the Yellow Cruise is the “synthesis of all previous research, analyzes of types, large paintings of life and nature, a bright vision of colors transposing reality into a sort of fantastic panorama” ( Caroline de La Baume, Iacovleff the traveling artist). Fine restorations. We join the magazine “The Mirror of the Road” (No. 158 dated February 15, 1931). Number devoted to “A great French scientific expedition is preparing to cross Asia”. Tear on the cover and small wear. We enclose two booklets devoted to the Citroën Center-Asia Expeditions. The first relates “His goals, his itinerary and his equipment” the second “The goal reached from Beirut to Beijing and return”. Very light spots in the second booklet.