19 December 2002
MAYER, Luigi. Views in Egypt, from the Original Drawings in the Possession of Sir Robert Ainslie, taken During his Embassy to Constantinople. London: Thomas Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1801.
2o (469 x 328 mm). 48 fine hand-colored aquatint plates by Mayer (some very minor occasional pale foxing). Contemporary calf gilt (rebacked preserving a portion of the original spine, worn). Provenance: George Purling (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, plates watermarked "E & P 1801." Abbey Travel 369; Blackmer 1097; Colas 2018; Gay 2145; cf. Lipperheide 1577.
[With:] MAYER. Views in Palestine from the Original Drawings of Luigi Mayer with an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Country and its Remarkable Places. London: T. Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1804. 2o (424 x 323 mm). 24 fine hand-colored aquatint plates after Mayer. Contemporary calf gilt (rebacked preserving original spine, worn). FIRST EDITION. Blackmer 1098. [Bound with:]. MAYER. Views in the Ottoman Empire Chiefly in Caramania. London: T. Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1803. 2o. Text in French and English. 24 fine hand-colored aquatint plates. FIRST EDITION. Blackmer 1098. (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Jessica Lack reveals how the city that inspired the cool minimalism of Ed Ruscha et al has become a serious rival to New York
From craquelure to patina, watermarks to brushstrokes… Our specialists on what they’re looking for when someone brings a work of art into Christie’s