PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF A SOUTHERN COLLECTOR
LABORDE, Léon Emmanuel Simon Joseph de, Marquis (1807-1869). Voyage de l'Arabie Pétrée. Paris: Giard, 1830.
2o (572 x 405 mm). Title with large lithographed vignette, 69 lithographed plates, maps and plans, one hand-colored, 4 double-page or folding, many on india paper and mounted, wood engravings in text (some foxing and dustsoiling throughout, few minor marginal tears). Contemporary half diced russia, marbled boards (a bit worn). Provenance: William Harrison (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. Laborde made the journey to Petra with the engineer Linant de Bellefonds in February 1828. They were the first to make detailed drawings of the area between Suez and Akabah via St. Catherine's. Blackmer 929; Nissen ZBI 2335.
[Bound with:] BELZONI, Giovanni Battista. Plates Illustrative of the Researches and Operations of G. Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia. London: John Murray, 1820. 2o. 1-leaf Description of the Plates. 44 plates on 34 sheets, most hand-colored etchings or lithographs, 2 folding (some minor soiling). FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 268; Blackmer 117; Gay 1940.
[Bound with:] BELZONI. Six New Plates Illustrative of the Researches and Operations of G. Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia. London: John Murray, 1822. 2o. 6 hand-colored engraved plates (two shaved along right margin, some light soiling). FIRST EDITION.