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Title: Views in Palestine from the Original Drawings of Luigi Mayer with an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Country and Its Remakable Places. [& Repeated in French]
Description: London, R.Bowyer. 1804, First Edition. Half Calf.[gilded], Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall. Ill.: Mayer, Luigi. Book, Views in Palestine from the original drawings of Luigi Mayer with an historical and descriptive account of the country and its remarkable places. (Repeated in French) London, 1804, 47 pp. 24 very fine full page handcoloured aquatint plates. BOUND WITH: Views in the Ottoman Empire, chiefly in Caramania a part of Asia Minor, hitherto unexplored. With some curious selections from The Islands of Rhodes and Cyprus and the Celebrated Cities of Corinth, Carthage and Tripoli, With historical observations (etc.) London, 1803. With 24 very fine, full page, handcoloured aquatint plates. Fine contemporary 1/2 calf, gilded spine with raised bands, fine marbled boards. See: Blackmer 1098; Abbey Travel, 369; Gay 2145. Rohricht p. 339; Weber 1, 1101. & Atabey; 786. Note; both vols. have the plates bound together, before the text pages, thus preventing any offsetting of the texts onto the delicate plates. We do have another very good copy of this fine travel book with a 3rd. work by Luigi Mayer bound to these same 2 titles: Views in Egypt from the original drawings in the posession of Sir Robert Ainslie Taken During His Embassy To Constantinople By Luigi Mayer: Engraved Under The Direction Of Thomas Milton. With Historical Observations And Incidental Illustrations of The Manners And Customs of the Natives Of That Country. Engraved Frontispice, Portrait of Luigi Mayer. 102 pp. with 48 very fine, full page, handcoloured aquatint plates. A most desirable set, as is the present volume. Very Good.

Keywords: Mayer, Luigiluigi Mayer. Egypt. Orientalism. Travel Colour Plate Book. Abbey Travel.

Price: EUR 5250.00 = appr. US$ 5705.95 Seller: Quist - Antiquaar
- Book number: 3191

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