Pictureseque Egypt Vol I (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front Cover (Ebers Egypt Vo. I)]

Pictures from Pictureseque Egypt, by George Moritz Ebers (1837 – 1898), translated by Clara Bell, Cassell & Co. Ltd., London, 1878, and measuring approx. 290x370mm (44.5 x 14.5 inches), is a huge two-volume collection of engravings and text. The illustrations that are signed are by Leopold Carl Müller (1834 – 1892). Copies of the plates are often sold on eBay, which is sad because it often means a bookseller has ripped apart a copy of the book.

This is volume one; the next gallery is for volume two.

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for George Moritz Ebers.

These books are big (about A3, or 11x17") and did not fit on my older scanner. They’re pretty heavy, too!

Title: Pictureseque Egypt Vol I

Author: Ebers, Prof. G.

Published by: Cassell & Company, Limited

City: London

Date: 1878

Total items: 7

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Catacombs in Alexandria]

Catacombs in Alexandria

“By far the most magnificent portion [of Alexandria] was the Bruchium (granery, or height), bathed by the waters of the Great Harbour, and adjoining the oldest part of the city, namely, the original fishing port of Rhacotis. This old quarter was always the residence chiefly of Egytians; and, as in all Egyptian cities, on its western side lay its “City of the Dead.” For, as the sun after its day’s course sinks in the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Court of an Egyptian House at the Time of the Khalifs]

Court of an Egyptian House at the Time of the Khalifs

120x185mm, signed by Gustav Richter. [$]

[picture: Front Cover (Ebers Egypt Vo. I)]

Front Cover (Ebers Egypt Vo. I)

These are large books, measuring some eleven or twelve inches wide and maybe fifteen high (see Size for metric version), and the covers are decorated with gold and black to show a decorative sunken garden pond [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Sacrifice to the Nile.]

The Sacrifice to the Nile.

A young woman, scantily clad except for a long diaphonous wedding veil, stands on a stone platform. She is barefoot, and chained by her ankles to a heavy rock; her hands are tied at her sides. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Widow Mourning]

Widow Mourning

The book describes a train journey from Cairo to Kafr et Zayat station at Tantah. This illustration appears to depict a woman clad in black and wearing a shawl, citing in amidst the ruins of some ancient city, weeping, presumably for her lost husband. It is not clear whether she is in a graveyard or by a some ancient tomb. The engraving is signed [...] [more...] [$]


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Pictures from Pictureseque Egypt, by George Moritz Ebers (1837 – 1898), translated by Clara Bell, Cassell & Co. Ltd., London, 1878, and measuring approx. 290x370mm (44.5 x 14.5 inches), is a huge two-volume collection of engravings and text. The illustrations that are signed are by Leopold Carl Müller (1834 – 1892). Copies of the plates are often sold on eBay, which is sad because it often means a bookseller has ripped apart a copy of the book.

This is volume one; the next gallery is for volume two.

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for George Moritz Ebers.

These books are big (about A3, or 11x17") and did not fit on my older scanner. They’re pretty heavy, too!


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