A Cor No Vinho Do Porto, Sua Evolucao (Color in Port Wine, the Evolution)

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Instituto do Vinho do Porto, 1950. 17 pages, 15 color plates with tissue-guards. 33 x 23 cm. “Port Wine, a masterpiece designed by nature and fashioned by man, born on the Douro, down along the river…” The Douro River, located in Northeast Portugal, is surrounded by mountains which gives Port it’s distinctive characteristics. A Cor No Vinho Do Porto is an illustrated look at Port including the various colors that distinguish each variety; with full color examples. Watercolors by Joaquim Mirao. Inscribed: No 151, M. Van Orshoven, (Presidente da OESS – Director -Geral do Ministerio da Agricultura da Belgica) President of OESS – Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture of Belgium. Text in Portuguese, French, and English. Lightly soiled covers, some closed tears to rear cover and tail of spine. Internal clean and crisp. Orig. cream wraps.