A Selection of Views in Egypt, Palestine, Rhodes, Italy, Minorca, and Gibraltar,: From the original drawings, executed during a visit to those places


Date: 1822



This work depicts views, ancient architecture, customs and culture of indigenous peoples (Old Cairo, Lacco, the Bey's Palace in Rhodes, the Parade in Mahon, the Procession of the Sacred Camel...) With geographical and historical description to each plate. Reverend Cooper Willyams was chaplain on the Swiftsure, a vessel of Admiral Nelson' squadron in the Mediterranean.

The second edition was published posthumously. The work first appeared in 1802, see above, as a Voyage up the Mediterranean, with 43 plates. This edition includes plates 3-11, 16, and 22-43 from the original edition, re-aquatinted and in places re-etched. Four new unsigned plates were added to this second edition. Willyams was Chaplain on H.M.S. Swiftsure during the Egyptian campaign against the French and was present at the Battle of the Nile. The first edition plates are after his own drawings.


Tooley 511, Abbey Travel 198; Blackmer 1814; Bobins I 173; SPL 150; BL; Weber 114; Gay 28; Lipperheide 570; Ibrahim-Hilmy Vol. II, p. 335; Atabey 1339;

Publisher: Printed for John Hearne by J. F. Dove





ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-07-24

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