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: 11

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 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...] [$]

[picture: Gardener's Boy]

Gardener’s Boy

A boy, perhaps thirteen years old, has a large flower on his head and carries a garland; he is selling flowers from a basket. [$]

[picture: Festival of the Pilgrimage]

Festival of the Pilgrimage

An ornate floral typographic border for a chapter heading. Such borders were usually made from lots of separate pieces of metal type, so that you could make the [...] [more...] [$]

[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: 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...] [$]


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Places shown:

Assiut ·Aswan ·Cairo ·Egypt ·El-Karnak ·Karnak ·Luxor Governorate ·Philae ·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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