1882 Wood Engraving Breach Roland Roncevaux Pass Pyrenees France Spain XGS6

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This is an original 1882 monochrome wood engraving of "The Breach of Roland."

The Roncevaux Pass is a high mountain pass in the Pyrenees near the France and Spain border. According to legend, it is the site where Roland died during the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778 and a landmark leading tot he Kingdom of Pamplona in Basque history.

CONDITION

This 129+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso of this engraving.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.75 x 5.25 inches; 15 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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