Pictureseque Egypt Vol II (page 1/2)

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Ebers’ Pictureseque Egypt, translated by Clara Bell, and measuring approx. 290x370mm (44.5 x 14.5 inches), is a huge two-volume collection of engravings and text. 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 two; the previous gallery is for volume one.

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

Title: Pictureseque Egypt Vol II

Author: Ebers, Prof. G.

Published by: Cassell & Company, Limited

City: London

Date: 1878

Total items: 8

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: A Mameluke in Full Armour.]

A Mameluke in Full Armour.

We have seen how deplorable was the condition of the country [1790s Egypt] at that time, drained by the greed of the Turkish Pacha and the Mameluke Beys; its [...] doubled, was reduced to two and a half millions of souls. [...] But the stormy attacks of the swift and splendid Mameluke cavalry were of no avail against the strategic genius of the Corsican and the solid strength of the French battalions. (p. 2) [more...] [$]

[picture: Colonnade of Medamot at Thebes]

Colonnade of Medamot at Thebes

This temple (if such it was) seems mainly to be of interest to archaeologists because of its “Campaniform Capitals” or pillars with floral tops. To most other [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Medinet Hoo Wallpaper]

Medinet Hoo Wallpaper

An ancient ruined egyptian temple, used for a while as a Christian church, shown with workers (some barefoot) to give a sense of scale, and with barely-visible symbols and hieroglyphs in the background. [more...] [$]

[picture: Slave Market]

Slave Market

“I must mention, as one of the ex-Kedive’s best actions, the abolition of the slave trade, which was flourishing in Egypt only a short time since. Very few years have gone by since I myself was one of those who saw the court of an okella well supplied with the human commodity. I am only too glad to leave it to the artist to give a picture of the tragical [...] themselves of their rights, nor can it be denied that the lot of a slave under the influence of Mohammedanism may be regarded as comparatively an easy one. Any one who knows how completely the institution of slavery had grown to be part and parcel of Eastern life and customs will not refuse the due meed of praise to the man who seriously set to work to oppose it.” (pp. 35, 36). [more...] [$]

[picture: A Court[yard] at Siout.]

A Court[yard] at Siout.

Siout is an ancient city; the modern name is Asyut or Assiut; the ancient Greek name was Lycopolis. [more...] [$]


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Assiut ·Cairo ·Egypt ·Thebes ·none

Ebers’ Pictureseque Egypt, translated by Clara Bell, and measuring approx. 290x370mm (44.5 x 14.5 inches), is a huge two-volume collection of engravings and text. 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 two; the previous gallery is for volume one.

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


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