Fine color chromolithograph title page for Yaggy's Geographical Portfolio.
Originally issued as an educational aid, Yaggy's charts are among the most distinctive and stunning comparative charts ever published. Unlike the smaller, simpler and more analytical comparative charts found in atlases, Yaggy's images present a living landscape set with an exaggerated scale which gives each a strange and other-worldly appearance.
Yaggy's views are exquisite and scarce examples of multi-stone lithography with each stone carrying a different color ink to build up the image to a complex, beautiful image. We count at least six different colors and perhaps as many as eight.