# 30241

KUBASTA, Vojtech

[POP-UP BOOK] How Columbus discovered America

$350.00 AUD

London : Bancroft &​ Co., [1960]. Quarto, pictorial boards, 8 pp (some mild foxing), small circle of wear with loss on the centre of the text pages from the metal pin holding the revolving wheel, the rear covers with colour illustration and three-dimensional rotating ship’s wheel, the inner rear cover also illustrated in colour and folding out to form a beautiful pop-up scene of the Pinta, Nina and Santa Maria making landfall in the New World (some minor tape repair to the row-boats in the foreground of the tableau and a point on the sails; otherwise the pop-up is in exceptional condition). A spectacular piece of children’s book design, and a wonderful example of the work of this great Czech illustrator.